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Apr 17, 2008 11:38 AM

Where Can I Get Good Fresh Mozzarella in Bergen County?

Does anyone know of a store in Bergen County (preferably around Fair Lawn or in NW Bergen) where someone can get real good fresh mozzarella cheese at a reaonable price? My favorite mozzarella is from Laraia's Cheese Shop in Nanuet. But it's bit far for me to go there regularly. I've gotten fresh mozzarella from some other places (Maywood Market, supermarkets, etc.) but none have come close to Laraia's. Does anyone know of any other places closer to my home turf that can at least come close to Laraia's?

BTW, if you haven't been to Laraia's, you need to make the trip. Wonderful cheeses and meats, fair prices, and a friendly experienced staff. Then hop next door to Carousel Cakes and get a wonderful cake for dessert! They're both on Seeger Drive in Nanuet, right next to each other.

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  1. closer than fair lawn -> nanuet...

    hoboken. biancamano's (bet 11/12, or 10/11, on washington). mom & pop shop, closed on sunday.

    yes, people will tout vito's...(or lisa's and fiore's)...but biancamano's is really the champ. and even better than dipalo's (manhattan).

    1. In Fair Lawn, there are 2 really great places for fresh Mozzerella- Ness Pizza, on Saddle River Road, as well as Little Joes Deli, which is located at the interection of Saddle River Road and Morlot Ave (in the strip mall at the traffic light).
      In Ridgewood, on Ridgewood Ave, there is the Ridgewood Cheese Shop. It's right across the street from the post office. I'vbe never tried their mozzerella, but everything else there is top notch.

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      1. re: lhmom

        Very familiar with FL and the intersection you cite. Never heard of that deli. Is it new?

      2. Though I haven't found it at all Costco's, the one in Hackensack has a buffalo moz. from italy that is about the best thing i've ever issue with most fresh moz. is that it's too dry/tough...this stuff from costco is like suspended milk...un-freakingbelievable.
        I've tried Jerry's (englewood) and their regular moz .is ok, though they also have a buffalo moz. (not made in-house) but i haven't tried it yet.

        1. If you want really fantastic fresh mozz, you should go to Vitamia in Lodi (this is very close to Fair Lawn). This place is authentic and very old school. While you are there, they have great frozen pastas and other Italian foods.

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          1. re: kimie

            Vitamia is great! They have the best Ravioli which is what they are famous for but the Fresh Mozz is great too.

          2. Try LaStrada in Midland Park.

            230 Godwin Ave
            Midland Park, NJ 07432