Calories in Bocconcini Cheese

Small mozzarella balls in a white dish with liquid.

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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.


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.