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fresh mozzarella?

orleanslaura Jan 14, 2008 06:20 PM

Anyone know of a place that makes fresh mozzarella daily? I recently moved to SF from NYC and this is the only food item that I miss and have not been able to find. Thanks for your help!

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    orleanslaura RE: orleanslaura Jan 15, 2008 12:59 PM


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      mudster RE: orleanslaura Jan 15, 2008 03:45 PM

      Can't help you with the freshly made stuff. If you're adventurous enough to make your own, though (which isn't hard), I was able to find fresh mozzarella curd at an Andronico's in Berkeley.

      My advice is to call the Cheese Board in Berkeley and ask them if they know of a supplier in the city. 510-549-3183

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        Carrie 218 RE: mudster Jan 15, 2008 04:21 PM

        I agree with Mudster - fresh is *really* easy to make... almost disgustingly so. I haven't bought it in years.

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          mofo313 RE: Carrie 218 Jan 16, 2008 03:37 PM

          Carrie can you point me to somewhere with directions on making your own? We're a big pro-cheese house and I'd love to learn how to make my own.

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            wolfe RE: mofo313 Jan 16, 2008 03:44 PM

            Happenstance further down the thread gives this link.

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              Carrie 218 RE: mofo313 Jan 16, 2008 05:43 PM

              I learned from Rikki Carroll's site:

              Also, I bought her book and make a ton of my own cheese -- we made some Cottswold this past weekend!

      2. Lori SF RE: orleanslaura Jan 15, 2008 05:58 PM

        I do not know of one place that makes it daily, this should be on the "SF Food Mystery" thread you would think it was possible, but no.

        I really love the mozzarella from Rainbow Grocery in fact their cheese department is excellent. They have two mozzarella cheeses that are very fresh packaged in a container, one large ball and it is the freshest I have tasted in SF. I had asked them once where it comes from- one is from the East Coast and the other is from San Jose, don't remember which of the two I liked best.

        1. PorkButt RE: orleanslaura Jan 15, 2008 07:37 PM

          Belfiore in Berkeley makes fresh mozzarella. If you can find a vendor with a high turnover rate, it may suffice.


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            happenstance RE: orleanslaura Jan 15, 2008 09:38 PM

            Food serendipity must be at work today. As I was reading this post, my Mother Earth News blast came in. The topic?

            "How to Make Mozzarella Cheese: Whey Easier Than You Think"


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