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Jul 12, 2008 08:31 PM

Burrata Source?

Sorry, but even though I've seen this topic on this board before I can't bring it up on the search. Is there an East Bay source of burrata? Thank you for your help.

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  1. Farmstead Cheeses and Wines in Alameda carries it. Their shipment comes in on Thursday, I believe, and it's usually gone by Sunday afternoon (which is about as long as it keeps anyway). If you call they'll probably put some aside for you. They also have a store in Montclair Village now.

    Farmstead Cheeses & Wines
    1650 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

    Farmstead Cheeses and Wines
    6218 La Salle Ave, Oakland, CA

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      1. You can usually find it at Farmstead Cheese & Wine in Alameda. If you sign up for their on-line newsletter, they'll notify you when they receive new shipments of both their burrata and buffalo mozz. They also recently opened a second location in Montclair Village.

        We go through lots of cheese, so although I'll occasionally splurge on the burrata, I find their buffalo moz is almost as tasty and a bit easier on the wallet.

        1. "cheeseboard" is the "standard answer" for all "east bay cheese-related inquiries".
          it isnt necessarily the answer to all the questions, but it's a good default starting point,
          i.e. unless it's a case of "i am looking for X and already verified cheeseboard doesnt
          have it" or "i know cheeseboard has X, but i am looking for something closer to
          <my community>".

          in case you are not familiar with cheeseboard:
          cheeseboard is a 40 yrs old berkeley instutition and a "founding member" of the berkeley
          gourmet ghetto [other survivors being chez panisse and peet's coffee&&tea]. it is a communist
          enterprise [sic] with weird hours but good prices and mostly knowledgeable and helpful
          staff and a good selection of usa and euro cheese. the baked stuff is of variable quality.

          yes, cheeseboard has various burratas. usually get delivery on wed or thr.
          not always available ... call, if you want to be sure. they are generally very
          good about allowing you to try before you buy ... including packaged stuff like
          burrata. they also have domestic and imported mozz of various grades.

          "cheeseboard is the standard".

          p.s. there was something kinda high end they stopped getting because a
          bunch of it was arriving in iffy condition, but i dont remember if that was the
          really fancy burrata ... i dont think so, but again call if you care about the
          "DOC(G)" of your burrata.

          1. Previous discussion:


            Best to buy and eat it the day it comes in.

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Burrata is definitely best when consumed soon after purchase.

              I've found that the locally made stuff (from Gioia) is fresher and has a longer shelf life than the stuff flown in from Italy (all burrate has about a 7 day shelf life, and it takes two days to get it from Italy to here and only a day to come from LA to heare, and it doesn't to sit in customs or for through FDA inspections)

              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                I think in that discussion I reported that A.G. Ferrari carries it. That was my first taste of the stuff and I kind of thought ... eh. Having had burrata greatness at Ubuntu, I'd say skip Ferrari's burrata.