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Apr 25, 2008 02:07 AM

Fresh Mozzarella in Jackson Heights?

Is there a place where I can get a good fresh mozzarella in Jackson Heights? I'm relatively new to the area... I've tried the deli counter at Trade Fair and was very disappointed - it was basically like packaged, factory cheese. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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  1. pretty decent, albeit not revelatory, mozz at italian farms (37/81st), they have salted and non, and some nice bocconcini.

    1. Why don't you just go to Corona Pork Store or the other big salumeria in Corona? It's close and at least the quality will be astoundingly high.

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      1. re: JFores

        Go West.

        If you're willing to travel to Woodside, Ottomanelli on 61st St and Woodside Ave has it. In Astoria, I get it from Rosario's Deli under the Ditmars N stop. The best I've had is in East Williamsburg. Tedone's is famous for it (though once I had a terrible batch), but sometimes it's been even better at the Italian market on the SW corner of Graham/Frost.

        1. re: Joe MacBu

          I have to second Ottomanelli on 61st. When I first got it I expected it to be standard supermarket "fresh" mozzarella but i was way surprised. Very good. Especially if you don't want to go to far out of your way.

        2. re: JFores

          The Corona Heights Pork Store has been closed for at least a year. Leo's is the best alternative.

            1. re: JFores

              I guess you weren't paying attention. There have been a few threads about its closure, and you even responded in those threads.


              1. re: E Eto

                I sort of assumed they'd just reopen...

        3. Take 7 train to 103 street. walk to 104th and 46th. Enter Leo's Latticini and order a fresh mozzarella. I promise it's worth the train ride.

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          1. re: abu applesauce

            And don't forget to order a "special" also!