This cheese production laboratory, delicatessen, osteria and bar draws you in with its fresh cheeses, flat breads and more.

For the past few years, The Mast’ of Mozzarella & Co has built a following in Rome with a cheese production laboratory, delicatessen, osteria and bar concept. It hopes to do the same in Singapore with an outpost at Frasers Tower, its first in Southeast Asia.

Tagliere Salumi - The Mast' of Mozzarella & Co

Tagliere Salumi

Led by chef Cataldo Chiloiro, formerly from Pete’s Place, Grand Hyatt, the kitchen makes mozzarella, burrata and stracciatella in-house daily. A key step is popping freeze-dried curd—brought in from the restaurant’s own buffalo farm in the Campania region—into a slight machine. Minutes later, plump and pillowy mozzarella balls emerge. The laboratory is glass-panelled so you can see the action pretty easily; even if you’re just strolling past, the see-through glass of the osteria will afford you a good view.

Tris Di Bufala - The Mast' of Mozzarella & Co Singapore

Tris Di Bufala

On the all-day dining menu, a great fresh cheese sampler to start with is Tris di Bufala ($28), starring burrata, mozzarella and special burrata which comes with toppings such as black truffles. The burrata are soft and melt-in-your-mouth, while the discs of mozzarella are juicy yet have a firm bite. Another good bet is the crostini ($16), topped with stracchiatella, mushrooms and truffles. Each bite of crisp toast and oozy, earthy cheese is a simple pleasure to sink your teeth into.

Crostini e funghi - The Mast' of Mozzarella & Co

Crostini e funghi

Also don’t miss their array of pinse, or Roman flatbread pizzas. In the salmone scozzese e zucchine (from $18) for instance, the light and airy crust is a perfect foil for the smoked salmon and zucchini. The mortadella scchiacciate or stuffed roman flatbread ($18) is also delicious, featuring mortadella, stracciatella, truffle and a much thinner crust with a texture akin to fried wanton skins.

For drinks to go with the meal, there’s a variety of aperitivi, classic Italian cocktails and Italian wines by the glass or bottle to choose from.

Salmone scozzese e zuccchine - The Mast' of Mozarella & Co

Salmone scozzese e zuccchine

And if you’re a harried executive looking for grab-and-go breakfasts, the selection here includes Italian croissants ($4) and Sfogliatella ($2.50), a shell-shaped short crust pastry filled with ricotta cheese. At lunchtime, value set meals are also available.
#01-05/08 Frasers Tower, 182 Cecil Street. Tel: 6513 8010

Related: Fresh Bakes for Every Occasion at iO Italian Osteria.

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