Sometimes when you are trying to identify or classify cheeses you end up with some names being used for more than one type of cheese. There isn’t set rules that everyone uses when it comes to naming cheees. Which is why I found it difficult in looking up information on a cheese called Tuma. The cheese that I found at several grocery stores in the Metro Detroit is labeled as domestic tuma. It is a white cheese that is about as soft as fresh mozzarella. It is mild like mozzarella, but I think it has more flavor than mozzarella.
What to Use Domestic Tuma For?
This cheese can be used in any way you would use mozzarella. I love it on pizza. I would rather pick it over mozzarella any day. It melts just as beautifully, and adds more flavor to the pizza.
Where You Find Domestic Tuma
So far I have found at these Michigan stores:
Nino Salvaggio – Clinton Township, MI
Westborn Market – Berkeley, MI
If you have come across this cheese, let me know where you can find it.