Mozzarella di Bufala (or Buffalo mozzarella) is the connoisseurs soft cheese of choice and is assigned DOP protection for its artisanal manufacturing process.
This buffalo mozzarella is a fresh, handmade cheese, originally from southern Italy, made by the 'pasta filata' method. The term is used for several kinds of Italian cheeses that are made using spinning and then cutting hence the name, as the Italian verb mozzare means "to cut".
Founded in 1966 by the Francia brothers in the commune of Pontinia, the Casificio Francia make a range of mozzarellas and other cheeses by hand. Today, their impeccable production techniques live on in their delicious cheese range.