You can use either homemade or any good quality, store-bought mozzarella fresca for this recipe.
- 1½ cup MTOO Coratina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 lb Bocconcini Mozzarella Fresca drained
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. hot red chili flakes optional
- 2 inch sprig fresh rosemary bruised to release fragrance
Drain the mozzarella and salt. In a medium sauce pan, over medium low heat, gently heat 1/2 cup of Ultra Picholine red chili flakes and rosemary to 175 degrees. Hold for 2 minutes and then allow to cool to room temperature.
Mix in the remaining cup of Ultra Picholine. Place the salted mozzarella fresca in a jar or other container large enough to hold the olive oil and cheese. Pour the oil, herbs and chili flakes over the cheese.
Marinate in the refrigerator for up to one week. This cheese is delicious speared on a toothpick with a small, ripe cherry tomato and a basil leaf.