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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?

  1. jennaroo 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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      davidknowshow 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 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. Carrie 218 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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        1. re: Carrie 218
          rworange Aug 4, 2006 12:49 AM

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

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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          Tasteslikechicken 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. dkstar1 Jul 25, 2006 08:27 PM

            thanks everyone.

            1. farmersdaughter Jul 25, 2006 07:30 PM

              Rainbow Grocery in SF

              Lucca Ravioli in SF (Mission District)

              1. Robert Lauriston 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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                1. re: Robert Lauriston
                  Ruth Lafler 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 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.

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                  Chubby Jul 25, 2006 04:35 PM

                  The Cheeseboard if you are in the East Bay

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                  1. re: Chubby
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                    CornflakeGirl 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 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!

                      1. re: coolbean98
                        psb 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 Aug 4, 2006 12:05 AM

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

                          1. re: psb
                            coolbean98 Aug 14, 2006 04:39 PM

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

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