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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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    happenstance 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"


    1. PorkButt 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.


      1. Lori SF 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.

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          orleanslaura Jan 15, 2008 12:59 PM


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          1. re: orleanslaura
            mudster 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

            1. re: mudster
              Carrie 218 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.

              1. re: Carrie 218
                mofo313 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.

                1. re: mofo313
                  wolfe Jan 16, 2008 03:44 PM

                  Happenstance further down the thread gives this link.

                  1. re: mofo313
                    Carrie 218 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!

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