"Cheese sticks" redirects here. For the individually packaged lunch product, see string cheese
Mozzarella sticks are elongated pieces of battered or breaded mozzarella.
Mozzarella sticks may be served with tomato or marinara sauce, as well as plum sauce, jalapeño jelly, barbecue sauce, honey mustard sauce, and ranch dressing. Cheeses other than mozzarella are also fried, including provolone, Edam, cheddar, and American.
Mozzarella sticks with raspberry sauce are part of the regional cuisine of New York's Capital District.
Mozzarella sticks dates back to 1393 in Medieval France, when a recipe for fried cheese sticks appeared in Le Ménagier de Paris.