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Mar 6, 2008 08:35 AM

Basket Cheese in the City?

I need to get some for my Easter Pie (Pizza Rustica). Does anyone know where i can get some, preferably on the UES, besides Agata and Valentina?


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  1. If you cannot find it in your area, you can almost always find it at DiPalo. Does Agata carry this?

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    1. re: erica

      Agata does, but it has to be special ordered. Thank you SOOO much for your response!

      1. re: kcijones001

        Is it possible that basket cheese is drained fresh ricotta? Or are they totally different? When I buy the basket at DiPalo, I eat it for breakfast on toast!

    2. Not on UES, but I bought some from Fairway. Than again, that was maybe a month or two ago. So I'm not sure if they always have it.

      1. I know that this is really, really not on the Upper East Side but.... you can buy a whole Pizza Rustica at Mike's Deli in the Arthur Avenue Market in the Bronx.

        1. usually in the few weeks before Easter, any Italian store will have it. I live in PA in a heavily Italian populated area, and every grocery store in town has it for Easter.