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Where can I buy a Girolle?

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Lisa Antinore Jul 10, 1998 06:51 PM

Had some Tete do Moine cheese at a the Fancy Food Show at Javits a couple of weeks ago and it tasted a zillion times better having been sliced, paper thin, with a chichi gadget called a girolle.

Went to Broadway Panhandler, Dean and DeLuca, Murray's, Balduccis and no one has one or knows where to find one. Short of hopping a Concorde to Paris I'm stuck.

Before I contact the cheese distributor, does anyone know where I can purchase one?

Thanks a bunch,
Lisa

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    Peter Palmieri RE: Lisa Antinore Jul 12, 1998 10:40 PM

    In the list of places that you tried I didn't see
    Bridge mentioned. If anyone knows where to find it in
    NYC, I would have to guess that Bridge does. By the
    way, I think your restaurant reviews are very well
    done.

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      Lisa R. RE: Peter Palmieri Jul 15, 1998 11:02 PM

      And you tried Lamalle? Or on the bowery at the
      restaurant wholeslaers there? I think they sell to the
      public.

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        Jamie Moore RE: Lisa R. Jan 13, 1999 07:26 AM

        I am looking for a girolle and I'm not sure where to
        look nor do I know exactly what it is. Please provide
        me with some information.

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          Allan Evans RE: Jamie Moore Jan 13, 1999 11:34 AM

          It is an edible mushroom, the French term for the
          chanterelle . Now that you have found out, what
          do you plan to do with it?

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            Jim Podsiadlo RE: Allan Evans Feb 18, 1999 03:39 PM

            It is also a slick device for shaving Tete de Moine
            cheese. If that is what you are looking for, join the
            group. I found a Swiss source, but am still looking
            for one in the states.

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              jen kalb RE: Jim Podsiadlo Aug 16, 1999 04:23 PM

              Girolles have landed in New York (maybe they've been
              here all along) today, I was looking at the tete de
              moine cheese at the ABC food hall and remembered this
              whole dialog. Wondered how the cheese would be
              without the girolle to slice it - then happened to
              look up - on top of the cheese case behind the counter
              was a whole display of girolles with round wooden
              bases. Seemed like a silly piece of paraphernalia,
              but hey, please post if you have tried it and found it
              worth the house space and $.

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                Jean RE: Jim Podsiadlo Dec 8, 1999 04:47 PM

                This may be too late but here goes...

                I brought one back from Switzerland a few years ago. Great cheese and fun at parties. Dean and DeLuca have it in their Napa store so I am sure it is back East as well. It is also in their catalog. Sur La Table (www.surlatable.com) also has it in their catalog and it is less expensive than D & D.

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                Shivon RE: Allan Evans Jan 22, 2000 01:05 PM

                check out http://www.CheeseStoreBH.com/accessories for a Swiss made Girolle...$55.00 US

                Link: http://www.CheeseStoreBH.com/accessories

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              Frank Language RE: Lisa R. Feb 19, 1999 08:56 PM

              Lisa R. writes: "And you tried Lamalle? Or on the
              bowery at the restaurant wholeslaers there? I think
              they sell to the public."

              They do, but very grudgingly. I bought a few plates at
              one place there several years ago, and it was like
              pulling teeth; they really would prefer large orders
              because small orders are a waste for them and they
              don't make much of a profit.

              Of course, if anyone knows anywhere on the Bowery they
              treat retail customers like, well, customers at least -
              if not kings - I'd be happy to know about it.

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            Scotia Trading company RE: Lisa Antinore Mar 19, 1999 09:16 AM

            we have girolle available in two differant models,with
            a wooden base or a plastic base these are imported from
            switzerland please e-mail for more details
            gordon scotia trading company

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              Alejandro Barba RE: Lisa Antinore May 19, 1999 10:25 PM

              we dont understand your message, maybe you want girolle
              wild mushrooms?

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                rbraham RE: Lisa Antinore Feb 20, 2014 11:17 AM

                Green market at the back of Chelsea market.

                $29/lb. this week beautiful fresh like daisies.

                Aka chanterelles.

                In case anyone read the OP wrong.
                Unlike me. Definitely not me.
                But their mushrooms are always great...

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                  rbraham RE: rbraham Feb 20, 2014 11:28 AM

                  Huh. Invented in 1982. Not ancient artisanal manufacture (cf chitarra).

                  History of girolle:
                  http://www.girolle.ch/en/historique.html

                  (Trying to redeem myself.)

                2. pikawicca RE: Lisa Antinore Feb 20, 2014 11:23 AM

                  Amazon has several to choose from.

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                    rbraham RE: pikawicca Feb 20, 2014 11:32 AM

                    Why are we talking to a zombie cheesehead?

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                    dutchjohanna RE: Lisa Antinore Mar 21, 2014 04:33 PM

                    You can buy the girolle at amazon.com - know I am late to the discussion - in case you haven't bought one yet
                    Johanna

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                      chowyadoin99 RE: Lisa Antinore Mar 21, 2014 06:22 PM

                      a/k/a "cheese curler"

                      plenty available from various internet sites.

                      sorry for the delay in replying.

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