Best Scamorza Cheese Substitutes


This is the ultimate guide to some awesome cheese substitutes for Scamorza cheese in your recipes. 

Let’s get right into it. 

Best Scamorza Cheese Substitute

The Best Scamorza Cheese Substitute are- Mozzarella, Cheddar, Marzolino, Tallegio, Provolone, and Caciocavallo.

These are disscussed in detail here-

1. Mozzarella Cheese

If you are looking for an easily accessible cheese substitute for Scamorza that shares more or less the same texture and flavor profile, you cannot get a better option than Mozzarella.

Just like Scamorza, Mozzarella is a stringy and mild cheese that goes great with pizzas, pasta, and bakes. 

How to Substitute? 

You can replace Scamorza with equal measures of Mozzarella cheese. But keep in mind that Scamorza has less moisture content than Mozzarella so you might want to adjust the ratio slightly in certain recipes.

Check out this baked tomatoes with Mozzarella cheese recipe that you can use when you have run out of Scamorza cheese –

2. Cheddar Cheese

Although Cheddar is a hard cheese compared to Scamorza it has the right flavor balance we are looking for in a Scamorza substitute and also melts wonderfully when cooked with.

So, be it pasta or pizza recipe, you can easily replace Scamorza cheese with Cheddar.

Cheddar is also easier to find at stores near you.

How to Substitute? 

You can use Cheddar in equal measures to Scamorza in almost any cooking or baking recipe. It is best to use young and mild Cheddar cheese than aged Cheddar, which can be stronger in flavor.

Here is a Cheddar cheese pizza recipe that you can try instead of a Scamorza cheese-based one – 

3. Marzolino Cheese

Marzolino cheese shares a similar flavor profile to Mozzarella cheese and is semi-firm in texture.

It is a perfect substitute for Scamorza because it melts wonderfully and goes great with veggies, egg recipes, recipes, and baked goodies.

How to Substitute? 

Because of the shared texture and flavors, you can substitute Scamorza cheese with more or less the same ratio of Marzolino cheese in most recipes. 

4. Tallegio Cheese

Tallegio is a semi-soft and mild-flavored cheese with notes of fruity sweetness that is great to replace Scamorza cheese in pastries or baked goodies, and even risottos.

It is creamy and melts wonderfully when cooked with.

How to Substitute? 

You can substitute Scamorza with more or less the same portion of Tallegio cheese. Take note that the Tallegio has not been dipped in brine solution beforehand, because it can make the cheese saltier and affect the recipe. 

5. Provolone Cheese

Provolone is yet another mild-flavored semi-soft cheese with notes of tanginess.

It melts really well and is a perfect substitute for Scamorza cheese in pizzas, bread, and the like.

Young provolone is the best choice if you are looking for less sharp flavors.

How to Substitute? 

You can replace Scamorza cheese with about the same measure of Provolone cheese in almost any recipe. Blending Provolone with Cheddar cheese can also be a great substitute in terms of flavor.

For a pizza recipe with Provolone cheese instead of Scamorza, check out this YouTube tutorial – 

6. Caciocavallo Cheese

Young Caciocavallo is another great mild-flavored cheese that you can use to replace Scamorza, especially in pasta, filled pasta, or pizzas.

If you are looking for a smoked Scamorza substitute, Caciocavallo is a good alternative for it as well.

How to Substitute? 

Caciocavallo is much like Mozzarella cheese in terms of texture and can replace Scamorza cheese in equal measures in most recipes. 

For a fun street food recipe that you can try at home, instead of a Scamorza recipe, here is a YouTube video – 

Bottom Line 

I hope this guide helped you find the ideal substitute for Scamorza cheese in your recipes. 

If want to share some recipes or cheese alternatives of your own, I look forward to it. 

Feel free to share this article with your friends and family who love cheesy recipes. 

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About Judy Taylor

Judy has been fascinated with food and drinks since her teenage years. She loves experimenting with various cuisines, her favorite being pairing food with wine and drinks. She travels 7-8 months a year across the globe, exploring local food and culture. Her dream is to open a small Mexican outlet on a beach someday.

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