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Fresh Mozzarella in Jackson Heights?

passionwithfood Apr 25, 2008 02:07 AM

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!

  1. d
    david sprague Apr 25, 2008 05:07 AM

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

    1. j
      JFores Apr 25, 2008 06:57 AM

      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
        Joe MacBu Apr 25, 2008 07:13 AM

        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
          Justpaula Apr 25, 2008 10:29 AM

          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
          E Eto Apr 25, 2008 07:25 AM

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

          1. re: E Eto
            JFores Apr 25, 2008 10:29 AM

            IT HAS!?!?!?!? Argh.

            1. re: JFores
              E Eto Apr 25, 2008 10:56 AM

              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
                JFores Apr 25, 2008 11:50 AM

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

        3. abu applesauce Apr 25, 2008 07:10 AM

          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
            Shayna Madel Apr 26, 2008 05:05 AM

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

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