Australian Mozzarella, Bocconcini, Provolone and Haloumy belong to the family of 'pasta filata' cheeses originally produced in Italy. These cheeses are characterized by working the curd to a plastic state in hot water, so that it may be drawn out to a rope. It is then cut into varying lengths for moulding into individual shapes. Pasta filata cheeses are also called stretched curd cheeses.
** Asian Recipes