Why does cheese make strings?

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Why does mozzarella cheese form strings or threads as opposed to other similar cheeses that do not?

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It comes down to how the cheeses are made. Cheddar, for example, is pressed together. Mozzarella on the other hand is heated a bit higher and folded and stretched together – allowing the proteins to form into longer strands which give it the stringiness you don’t find in cheddar (and other cheeses).