An hour away from beautiful Da Lat City, there is a small farming village called Don Duong where the cheese factory of Pizza 4P's is located.
Every morning, they use freshly produced milk from their partner farms and carefully make each cheese by hand.
Mozzarella is one of the most traditional and popular Italian fresh cheeses. It has a fresh and milky flavor. Texture-wise, it is soft and spongy. Mozzarella goes perfectly with pasta and pizza. It's the essential ingredient for Italian food.
Homemade artisan cheeses from Da Lat
Pizza 4P's established their cheese factory in Da Lat in 2011 to supply fresh mozzarella cheeses to its own restaurant. At the beginning, they had to start everything from scratch- from finding a dairy farm to designing the product package. Today, they have more than 20 professional staffs and produce more than 400 cheeses everyday.
Currently, there are two Japanese cheese makers working at their factory. Mr. Konuki is the founder of the factory and is in charge of the daily operation. Mr. Kubota studied cheese making in France for 6 years and received a French national certificate in professional cheese making. After working at a cheese factory in Hokkaido, he joined Pizza 4P's and is currently engaged in new product development.
Under their strict quality control, Pizza 4P's has been producing a wide variety of homemade cheeses that includes Camembert, Mozzarella, Mimolette, and etc.
Hand-crafted cheese made from 100% natural milk
What's necessary about cheese making is fresh, high quality milk.
At Pizza 4P's cheese factory, they use freshly produced milk from carefully selected farms and utilize low-temperature pasteurization to maintain its natural flavor. Also, their professional cheese makers craft each cheese by hand to create a soft and spongy texture.
Once produced, the fresh batches of cheese will be shipped the same evening and arrive at the restaurant the next day. Unlike imported mozzarella that usually contains preservatives to keep its freshness, Pizza 4P's use absolutely no additives and produce 100% natural fresh cheese.
Recommended by a 5-star hotel executive chef
"I was very impressed by the quality of cheeses of Pizza 4P's. After tasting some of their products, we immediately switched from the imported cheeses to theirs. It must be very difficult to create cheeses like this from scratch in Vietnam. It's simply admirable," says Mr. Sakal, an Executive Chef of Sofitel Plaza Saigon.
Currently, homemade cheeses of Pizza 4P's have been used not only in its own restaurant, but also in 5 star hotels and restaurants in Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Hanoi, and others.
How to eat Mozzarella cheese
From simple salads to more elaborate pasta dishes, mozzarella can be enjoyed alongside appetizers, main dishes or, simply its own with a bit of salt. With a good mozzarella cheese, you can take your everyday meals to the next level.
To enjoy its full flavor and milky texture, fresh mozzarella is best served at a room temperature.
Caprese is the most beloved recipe to eat mozzarella cheese. It's served with slices of tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, and salt and pepper.