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430 North Avenue East, Westfield

Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Making Class for One or Two at Vine Ripe Markets (Up to 48% Off)

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Italian market offering a variety of imported and local grocery items with products made daily in-house

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iliannatop reviewer
13 ratings5 reviews
December 17, 2019
My boyfriend and I had a great time! We really enjoyed the experience. Vinny was a great host! The mozzarella cheese was AMAZING!! I would totally recommend this activity. Also the setting was very intimate. Thank you again for a great night, and the best cheese we've ever had!!
1 ratings1 reviews
November 12, 2019
Great class with a great instructor!! Loved the mozzarella and all the hints, yummy appetizers n wine to go along and warm bread n your own fresh mozzarella to take home...
3 ratings3 reviews
November 5, 2019
Excellent and tasty experience. It’s a small group class, very well explained and organized. You get to ask questions and be hands on while sipping wine and the mozzarella made on the spot. We left with a bag of warm bread, olive oil and recently made mozarela.
1 ratings1 reviews
October 29, 2019
The mozzarella making class was great! Vinny was really thorough and clearly had a ton of experience. We also went home with a nice warm baguette, fresh mozzarella, and a nice bottle of olive oil.
8 ratings1 reviews
October 22, 2019
Vinny was a great instructor! Very friendly and funny! Felt really welcomed and enjoyed this class with my girlfriend. Definitely would recomend this for a couples thing or with friends. Even solo, its a great way to meet new friends too.
Melissatop reviewer helpful reviewer
12 ratings9 reviews
October 8, 2019
Great shop, great class and the best mozzarella I have ever had! Great job Vinny!!
Melissatop reviewer helpful reviewer
12 ratings9 reviews
October 8, 2019
Great Mozzerella class! Vinnie was excellent!!!
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September 24, 2019
Such an amazing event. Very interesting would definitely do it again.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $50.50 for 60-minute fresh mozzarella cheese making class for one ($99 value)
  • $102 for 60-minute fresh mozzarella cheese making class for two ($198 value)

Guests receive a Vine Ripe Markets Bag, including a ball of store-made, fresh mozzarella, a loaf of store-baked Italian bread, and a bottle of imported extra virgin olive oil. Complimentary wine, cheese and charcuterie will be served during the class.

Mozzarella: Staple of the Slice

Pizzas offer many flavor combinations, but most start with the blank canvas of a blanket of mozzarella. Learn how pizza got stuck with its favorite cheese with Groupon’s exploration of mozzarella.

Although proto-pizzas can be detected in culinary history as early the sixth century, the mozzarella-covered version we know today wasn’t born until 1889. That’s when King Umberto I and Queen Margherita of Italy commissioned Neapolitan chef Raffaele Esposito to prepare an assortment of his native city’s pizza—elemental dishes that showcased tomatoes, olive oil, and herbs. Wanting to bake a suitably patriotic pie, Esposito took inspiration from the Italian flag and created an arrangement of red tomatoes, green basil, and white buffalo mozzarella. The queen so adored the mozzarella-centric incarnation that Esposito named it Pizza Margherita in her honor and begin marketing it as the standard. But, although mozzarella got its start in the pizza business for political reasons, dough twirlers around the world continue to use it for three reasons.

Taste: Mozzarella has a rich, salty flavor that harmonizes with the pie’s sauce and other toppings but lacks the pungency of sharp or “stinky” cheeses. Ideally, it’ll never overpower even the mildest pepperoni or vegetable.

Low Moisture Level: The vast majority of US pizzas rely on a low-moisture version of mozzarella, which means it exudes less water as it heats up. This allows the cheese to become gooey without dampening the crust’s crunch. Low-moisture cheeses also have a longer shelf life, allowing pizzerias to buy in bulk.

Meltability: Cheese makers (or their machines) knead and spin mozzarella until it’s springy and pliable—a texture familiar to anyone who’s enjoyed a stick of string cheese. This signature stringiness allows the cheese to stretch and fuse to the other ingredients as it melts. In contrast, oilier cheeses, such as cheddar or american, become a sticky, liquid-like substance under intense heat, making for a messier slice.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Classes are Monday evenings at 7 pm. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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