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Does Salumeria Italiana have good Bufala Mozzarella?

Dio di Romanese Jan 11, 2007 04:21 AM

Ive only had one brand Salvatore Corso and I loved it dont want to shell out that much cash for something im not going to like. They have a good price for it 12 bucks for 2 balls which is what corso was

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  1. Karl S RE: Dio di Romanese Jan 11, 2007 12:16 PM

    Well, if it's imported it's probably not worth it, since the whole point of mozzarella that you shell $$ for is to eat it within a day or two of it's having been made, hardly likely for imported stuff. A great example of where local is better, even if it's lacking cache.

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      Bostonbob3 RE: Karl S Jan 11, 2007 12:58 PM

      Actually, Karl S., Salumeria Italiana gets their bufala mozzarella every day or two from Italy, so it's still pretty darn fresh. Here's the info:

      http://www.salumeriaitaliana.com/acb/...

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      fenian RE: Dio di Romanese Jan 11, 2007 12:54 PM

      Have you tried Formaggio Kitchen? I agree about the importance of fresh mozzarella, but I believe Formaggio gets regular air shipments of mozzarella from Italy. I don't remember it being as good as the mozzarella at a typical Tuscan focacceria, but it's worth a shot. I have not tried Salumeria Italiana's, but everything else I've bought there has been very good.

      1. finlero RE: Dio di Romanese Jan 11, 2007 02:19 PM

        Whole foods carries it; not sure if it's imported or domestic. I've had one great experience, and one pretty bad experience, so you'll definitely want to check the sell-by date.

        Nominally cheaper: 4 or 5 bucks for one mozzarella.

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          kate used to be 50 RE: Dio di Romanese Jan 11, 2007 03:32 PM

          J Pace's in the North End and Saugus carry bufala.

          1. Dio di Romanese RE: Dio di Romanese Jan 11, 2007 04:04 PM

            im not asking who carries it I wanna know if its good, and im not going to fomaggio kitchen and paying 10 bucks for a 4 oz ball

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              kate used to be 50 RE: Dio di Romanese Jan 11, 2007 04:48 PM

              Yes it is very good.

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              surferbettygal RE: Dio di Romanese Jan 11, 2007 05:39 PM

              Concord Cheese Shop has a woman who makes it at the store in the summer and it's sooo delicious! I know this probably doesn't help but I'm sure other local places do the same thing perhpas year round.

              I am not a fan of mozzarella and when I ate it in Italy, it was nothing like what we have here. In Italy it's very creamy and just melts in your mouth!

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                srgoodman RE: surferbettygal Jan 11, 2007 06:14 PM

                Are you sure she makes mozzarella di bufala? Where does she get fresh water buffalo milk?

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                  Infomaniac RE: srgoodman Jan 11, 2007 06:23 PM

                  Water buffalo milk is available in Vermont from Woodstock Water Buffalo Company.
                  http://www.woodstockwaterbuffalo.com/...
                  Their Buffalo Mozzarella is very good, but I'm more fond of the water buffalo yogurt. It almost taste like your eating cheesecake.

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                    Allstonian RE: Infomaniac Jan 11, 2007 06:39 PM

                    As well it should - my boss was enjoying a cup of the yogurt but kind of freaked at the fat content. According to the website above, the 6-ounce cups have 9 to 12 grams of fat, except for the low-fat plain. That's some rich milk!

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                      srgoodman RE: Infomaniac Jan 11, 2007 07:13 PM

                      Do they really sell milk, though? Perusing your link I can only find references to their mozzarella and yogurt.

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                        cap RE: Infomaniac Jan 11, 2007 10:21 PM

                        I agree, their mozzarella and yogurt are both excellent.

                  2. Infomaniac RE: Dio di Romanese Jan 11, 2007 07:26 PM

                    I don't think they sell milk through retail channels, but they may sell it to cheesemakers. I'm not sure, you would have to call them.
                    We visited this place a couple years ago when we toured a bunch of Vermont cheesemakes. We didn't get to talk to anyone in the know here, but we got to try and buy some cheese and yogurt.

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