Mozzarella is a rindless white creamy Italian cheese that has a semi-soft to firm texture and a mild taste. Historically, the cheese was made from water buffalo's milk and referred to as Buffalo, Mozzarella Di Bufala, or smoked as Bufala Provola. It is now is more common to be commercially produced with whole milk or a mix of goat and cow's milk. Mozzarella cheese is not aged and is produced only as a fresh cheese to provide "texture" rather than flavor to food dishes. The texture of the cheese melts well and absorbs while enhancing the flavors of other ingredients amongst the cheese.