Bocconcini cheese is fresh mozzarella that comes in small ball servings and characteristically sits in water or whey liquid. Bocconcini is a wet cheese known for its smooth, soft texture and is popular as an appetizer with raw vegetables or antipasto. Bocconcini means “small mouthfuls” in Italian.
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One ball of Bocconcini cheese weighs approximately 1 oz. The actual weight may vary based on the size of the cheese ball. A 1-oz. piece has 60 calories.
A 1-oz. ball of Bocconcini cheese has 6 g of total fat and 2 g of saturated fat. This cheese has no trans fat.
Protein and Sodium
Bocconcini cheese has 5 g protein, 20 mg sodium and 10 mg cholesterol per 1-oz. ball. There are no measurable levels of dietary fiber or carbohydrates.