NY chowhounder needs fresh mozzarella (LA)
I'm staying with friends in LA and am making dinner for them tonight. I need to know where the best place to get fresh mozzarella is. An Italian deli would probably have lots of stuff I need, but that's the most important thing.
Thanks in advance. By the way, I'm in Hollywood, but any reasonable distance is doable.
Try Roma Deli in Pasadena
918 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104
They have Bubalus Bubalis Mozz, which is super fresh, local California made, and also tasty as hell. Plus it's made from Water Buffalo so you get that fantastic gamey edge to it.
The Ricotta is phenomenal as well.
Roma is an authentic and affordable and definitely worth a trip to Pas.
I gotta second the Bubalas Bubalis. If you're a Costco member, they carry it too. I think Whole Foods has it as well.
There's also Monte Carlo Deli in Burbank, on Magnolia East of Hollywood Way. The address is 3103 West Magnolia Blvd. They have fresh mozz, but it's not Bubalus. But they have a nice selection of stuff.
You're a good guest!
Bubalis is great. Gelsons and Mayfair stock it sometimes.
If you deal directly with them in Gardena, you can get their burrata, their scamorza and their water buffalo milk ricotta. The mozzarella is available as well, but they told me that they can't sell it as cheaply as Costco can, even though they make it.
Gioia Cheese Co, S. El Monte.
626 444 6015
Killer Burrata, Smoked Mozzarella, Reg Mozzarella.