Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >
Jun 11, 2007 10:12 AM

Mozzarella di Bufala in Boston

Hi Everyone,

I've just returned from Italy and am looking for any recommendations for authentic mozzarella di bufala in the Boston area. We just can't live without it. Thanks very much in advance!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I don't know where you could get it for the best price, but pretty much any Whole Foods or big Shaw's has it in the little sealed plastic containers.

    1. Salumeria Italiana on Richmond Street in the North End has it, when available (which is most of the time). That's where I'd buy all my Italian deli if I still lived in Boston, and I still do lots of mail order with them. Great folks, great selection and only top quality products.

      1 Reply
      1. re: ChefJune

        I love the fresh Mozzarella that is sold at Russo's in Watertown. It's creamy yet firm enough and it is very tender. I pretty much eat a tomato and mozzarella salad every night for my salad. I buy the best tomatoes that I can find and slice them thick. A generous helping of coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper and top it with slices of the Mozzarella that is made in Everett. Lots of fresh basil and fruity extra virgin olive oil but the best part is the Balsamic Vinegar that I get. It's brand name is Rao's and it is costly but I would rather have this vinegar than a new shirt.

      2. Capones foods in Union Sq. Sommervile. Ask for AL

        1 Reply
        1. re: D.Bernstein

          ditto. and far less expensive than Formaggio Kitchen (which I love).

        2. The original comment has been removed
          1. ^^^^This is exactly what I was going to recommend. They sell the same brand at whole foods but it's $5 per ball...4 balls for $10 at Costco for some quality mozz di bufala is a great deal.

          2. J Pace in the North End and Saugus carry mozzarella di bufala