Bocconcini, meaning “little bites” in Italian, are egg sized Mozzarella cheeses that originated in Naples and were once made only from the milk of water buffaloes. They are semi-soft, white and rindless, unripened mild cheeses available as a delicatessen in plastic tubs filled with whey or water. Nowadays, they are usually made from a combination of water buffalo and cow’s milk as opposed to Buffalo mozzarella. It is packaged in whey or water, as it is best consumed fresh.

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