Making Mozzarella is an exact science, I know because I spent significant years in the Canadian cheese industry. Although toppings on the pizza can impact the greasyness of a pizza the biggest influences are the dough & baking technique used. And I have worked in one of the best Mozzarella cheese plants in Canada. Why? March 05, 2019 08:44. by Kelsey There are two possible causes for rubbery cheese; This can happen when an excess amount of rennet is used. These are all three people who have had my pizza before, and each of them experienced this rubbery dough when taking the pizzas out to a friends house (who lived about 10 - 20 minutes away varying on each case). Wolke adds that once cheese gets to the rubbery stage, there’s no going back, so it’s always best to melt cheese with low heat, regardless of the cooking method. It can also happen if cheese is overworked or overcooked, and all the butterfat is removed from the product. Claudia Lucero | May 7, 2018. * The cheese is fresh grated at most non chain pizza shops. TIP: Don't despair! Home » cheese iq » Ask the Monger: Why is My Homemade Mozzarella Squeaky? From observation during the times I've worked at pizza shops, I can think of a couple of secrets. What am I doing wrong? Is that too high. I even bought some pre-made curd from a local cheese shop and stretched it with 175 water and the mozzarella came out perfect. Wolke adds that once cheese gets to the rubbery stage, there’s no going back, so it’s always best to melt cheese with low heat, regardless of the cooking method. Every time I try to make homemade mozzarella, it never ends up shiny with a stretchy texture. We suggest you use a bit less rennet next time. I am heating the water to 175. I have glove and work rather quickly. So I have deduced that the problem is with the curd and not my method of stretching. If you microwave cheese under less power and for a shorter time, then “this kind of problem can be minimized,” he says. Why is my cheese rubbery? A thin crust pizza, like a New York style pizza will be far more greasy than say a Detroit style deep dish. Instead, it pulls apart like Play-Doh and has a squeaky texture. I do get a shiny surface by it is alway rubbery and squeeky on my teeth. If you microwave cheese under less power and for a shorter time, then “this kind of problem can be minimized,” he says. Ask the Monger: Why is My Homemade Mozzarella Squeaky? What is the secret to pizza cheese in a restaurant?