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Best place to get fresh mozzarella?

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

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  1. The Cheeseboard if you are in the East Bay

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    1. re: Chubby

      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

        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

          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

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

            1. re: psb

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

      2. 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

          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

            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. Rainbow Grocery in SF

          Lucca Ravioli in SF (Mission District)

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

              1. 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

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


                2. 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

                    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. 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.