Ever eat fresh mozzarella - and by that, I mean pulled-before-your-eyes cheese that has never seen the light of a refrigerator?
Wednesday, Jan. 16 is the target opening of Valley Shepherd Creamery, a Philly offshoot of the vaunted North Jersey cheese farm. (Backgrounder is here.)
It will make its own cheese right there in the market. But cheesemaking is mundane and you need a visual - in the form of a glassed-in room where a mozzarella maker will stretch out.
Valley Shepherd will start production here with four cheeses: a cloth-bound Cheddar-style called Reading or Not; a strong Stiltonlike cheese called Blue Me Away; a simple farmer’s cheese called Phresh; and a mozzarella called MozzaRTM.