Where Our Food Comes From: Ramini Mozzarella Farm


To celebrate California’s great cheese makers I recently headed to a driving tour of the farms and creameries.   It was so fun and you can do it too.   What a delicious way to support ourlocal farmers.     In Marin County, California, Audrey heads up the first U.S. buffalo mozzarella farm and creamery in the United States. It was such a treat to spend time with her and her buffalos on a Saturday tour of the farm and creamery.   As Audrey sells only to restaurants and her visitors, this is one way to obtain fresh mozzarella which lasts only 3-7 days. It’s great to know where our food comes from when we’re cooking a meal. Enjoy it on a caprese salad as I did as a way to maximize the ultimate pleasure of this fresh cheese with a super simple recipe.


Caprese Salad

  • 8 ounces super fresh buffalo mozzarella
  • 1-2 large tomatoes, preferably heirloom, sliced into ¼ inch rounds
  • 1/8 cup basil leaves, sliced into strips
  • 1/8 cup high quality extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Lay tomato slices flat on a plate. Slice a think slab of mozzarella. Lie it on top of the tomatoes. Top with basil. Drizzle olive oil on top. Sprinkle with salt an freshly ground pepper.


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