This step-by-step tutorial shows how to make homemade mozzrella cheese in just ONE HOUR (including clean-up). Not only will you love how easy this recipe is to make but you’ll also love how the cheese will melt in your mouth at first bite!

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collage of pictures with step-by-step directions of how to make homemade mozzarella cheese

large ball of mozzarella cheese with three slices

This homemade mozzarella cheese is yet another recipe that I never thought I’d make, but I’m so glad that I did! I’ve had this on my “to make list” for a couple years now and I figured it was time to get around to it. Now I know how awesome it is I can’t keep it to myself.

collage of pictures, 1. supplies to make mozzarella cheese, 2. milk being poured into a large pot, 3. pot of milk with spoon of curds, 4. cheese curds floating on the top of the pot

I was so intrigued when making this cheese because it was part science experiment and part recipe! Not only that but I was also impressed that from start to finish, clean-up included, it took me less than an hour to make! Talk about easy recipes!

collage of pictures, 1. large pieces of cheese curds on a black spoon, 2. cheese curds in colander in pot, 3. kneading cheese curds on a cutting board, 4. ball of mozzarella cheese

large ball of mozzarella cheese with three slices

I know it sounds funny to say, but this cheese tasted just like mozzarella from the store. I felt healthier eating it, though, because my homemade recipe didn’t have all the preservatives that store-bought cheese has.

If you have kiddos in your household, that like to experiment, I think they’ll love to make their own cheese. This would definitely be a fun activity for the whole family! One recipe barely put a dent in the supplies I purchased (except for the milk) and I’ll have plenty to make even more yummy mozzarella cheese!

Fun Ways to Use Homemade Mozzarella Cheese

  • As an appetizer on a charcuterie board alongside your favorite meats and cheeses
  • Mix it in macaroni and cheese or on top of soup
  • Melt it in grilled cheese
  • Make homemade mozzarella cheese sticks
  • Serve it stand-alone as a cheese ball

No matter how decide to use your mozzrella cheese I have no doubt that you won’t be disappointed with this easy recipe!

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