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Best place to get fresh mozzarella?

dkstar1 Jul 25, 2006 04:25 PM

As in a store, not a restaurant. Any suggestions?

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    Chubby RE: dkstar1 Jul 25, 2006 04:35 PM

    The Cheeseboard if you are in the East Bay

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      CornflakeGirl RE: Chubby Jul 25, 2006 07:28 PM

      If you ever make it to the Cheese Board don't miss their pizza place next door.

      They only serve one kind per day but it's absolutely delicious.

      1. re: CornflakeGirl
        coolbean98 RE: CornflakeGirl Jul 26, 2006 11:26 PM

        I can't remember the brand name but one bufala mozarella they have at Cheeseboard is excellent - perfectly tender all the way through and just enough tangy flavor...yum. You'll just have to taste them all to find out which one it is!

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          psb RE: coolbean98 Aug 3, 2006 11:55 PM

          Cheeseboard sells GUSTOSELLA 125g for $5.25.
          In other news, Cheeseboard seems to be going through a
          Burrata dry spell ... I dont think they had it for +1mo.

          1. re: psb
            Robert Lauriston RE: psb Aug 4, 2006 12:05 AM

            They told you they haven't had burrata? If not maybe they're just selling out faster.

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              coolbean98 RE: psb Aug 14, 2006 04:39 PM

              Thank you!! ::runs out to buy more::

      2. Robert Lauriston RE: dkstar1 Jul 25, 2006 04:37 PM

        Cheese Board in Berkeley
        Farmstead in Alameda
        Cowgirl in SF

        Look for Bubulus Bubalis (domestic) or Gustosella (imported). Some of the Gustosellas are smoked, not indicated on the label but you can tell by looking at the cheese.

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          Ruth Lafler RE: Robert Lauriston Aug 4, 2006 09:22 PM

          Speaking of Farmstead and burrata -- they've recently started carrying burrata, small ones (enough for one piggy person or two generous people) for $3.50. They get them in on Friday.

          Edited to ask: Has anyone tried the bufala mozzerella at TJ's?

          1. re: Ruth Lafler
            coolbean98 RE: Ruth Lafler Aug 14, 2006 04:42 PM

            I've not loved TJ's bufala mozzerella - it was a short on taste relative to Gustosella and a little chewy. I may have just gotten a bad batch, though.

        2. farmersdaughter RE: dkstar1 Jul 25, 2006 07:30 PM

          Rainbow Grocery in SF

          Lucca Ravioli in SF (Mission District)

          1. dkstar1 RE: dkstar1 Jul 25, 2006 08:27 PM

            thanks everyone.

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              Tasteslikechicken RE: dkstar1 Aug 3, 2006 08:55 PM

              Got some last weekend at Cowgirl Creamery at Ferry Plaza and it was some of the best I've had.

              1. Carrie 218 RE: dkstar1 Aug 4, 2006 12:39 AM

                I've been experimenting with cheesemaking and Rikki Carrol's book on home cheesemaking has a 30-minute microwave version that is REALLY impressive. I'm serious -- we had fresh mozzarella in our hands in 30 minutes from a gallon of milk a little citric acid and some rennet.

                I'll never buy mozzarella again.

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                  rworange RE: Carrie 218 Aug 4, 2006 12:49 AM

                  Would it be possible to tell a litlle more on the Home Cooking board?


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                  davidknowshow RE: dkstar1 Aug 4, 2006 10:10 AM

                  how about the south bay? the palo alto/mountain view area? or will i have to trek out to san francisco to cowgirl?

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                  1. re: davidknowshow
                    rworange RE: davidknowshow Aug 4, 2006 04:03 PM

                    I'd try the Milk Pail in Mountain View. You also might want to split this out in a separate topic with 'South Bay' in the title to get more attention.

                  2. jennaroo RE: dkstar1 Aug 4, 2006 09:26 PM

                    Do you guys have Costco? I can't say that I have tried it, but I work there and recently I saw that they are selling fresh buffalo milk mozzarella. I have to admit, I did not look that closely to see exactly where it came from, but it might be worth checking out.

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