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gutreactions Jul 25, 2008 06:33 AM

Chowhounds, could you help me find a source for fresh burrata cheese in the Westchester/Fairfield area? I think I've fallen in love with it and I have to have it! Thanks...

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  1. chowdom Jul 25, 2008 07:08 AM

    Dante's and I think Iron Tomato

    1. ChefBoyAreMe Jul 25, 2008 07:50 AM

      Darien Cheese would have it, but only if it is perfectly fresh...they won't bring it in unless it is 100% perfect. Might be worth a call before making the trek.

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        sibeats Jul 25, 2008 08:23 AM

        I've been looking for it for awhile now to no avail. The response I get from the shops is that it is so perishable they won't be able to sell it before it goes bad. And apparently it goes bad in one or two days. But that if I wanted a whole case they could special order it...sadly I only want a couple of balls!

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          kaaaassss Jul 25, 2008 12:42 PM

          Dante's on Central Avenue in White Plains carries it. It does go bad in a couple of days but it is delishish

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          gutreactions Aug 9, 2008 10:46 AM

          I have found my beloved fresh Burrata!
          I made four stops this past week and either they were out of it or they did not carry it due to its perishablility...Stopped at Dante's on Central Ave., White Plains, late last Saturday afternoon and their supply was gone. The owner said the best day to find it there was on a Friday. Balducci's in Scarsdale carried a souped up version with truffle oil...sounds fine but I realy wanted the fresh mozzarella and cream without anything added...Stopped at the newly opened Aurey Gourmet, the much expanded relocation of the cheese shop on Larchmont Ave., Larchmont, and they said they had not received all their supplies in yet. In fact they were still stocking during my visit. (Chowhounds...go check this place out, just a couple of days old at this posting. They not only offer cheeses but now also breakfast, lunch and early supper.) Finally, I stopped at Iron Tomato on Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains earlier today and there it was: dated a week in advance and ready to bring home. Not badly priced either...Can't wait to share it with my companion!

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            vvvindaloo Aug 10, 2008 06:28 PM

            Thanks for reporting back, gutreactions. Iron Tomato would have been my guess, too, had I seen this thread before tonight. I also learned something new- Aurey Gourmet cheese shop? Never heard of it! I'll be checking this place out, pronto.

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              gutreactions Aug 11, 2008 06:33 AM

              The new Aurey Gourmet is an expanded version of their original shop which had been on Palmer Ave. in town. The new expanded Aurey Gourmet is on Larchmont Ave. across the street from Tequila Sunrise, and offers light sit down meals as well...just a few days old at this posting.

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                laylag Aug 11, 2008 10:27 AM

                I didn't realize they'd moved. A larger shop and light meals too - wonderful news! Thanks Gutreactions.

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            sparkyspecial Aug 11, 2008 10:11 AM

            oddly enough, costco sells very good burrata, and its quite reasonably priced. hope that helps.

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              MisterBill2 Sep 18, 2009 09:27 PM

              After several months of not being to find burrata at Costco, I found it there lsat week. $6.69 for a one pound container of 4 and really good.

              I was in Italy this summer and asked in several places for burrata and no one had heard of it (mabe I was pronouncing it wrong). I finally asked at one shop and they told me they do not have it during the summer (I guess it is fragile and does not do well with the heat).

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                MisterBill2 Oct 12, 2009 08:18 PM

                So, like the groundhog, after making an appearance at Costco, Burrafta has disappeared again. Has anyone seen it there lately (i.e., the last couple of weeks)?

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              eatermom Sep 8, 2008 11:30 AM

              I second the recommendation of the Costco burrata. We had that and then we had it at very pricey restaurant in Southampton and the Costco cheese was way better and is unsalted. It's $7 for 4 or 6 rounds.

              1. GIOny Sep 9, 2008 07:18 AM

                Never thought about buying it for home consumption, I always thought it was hard to get. I recently had some at Reno's in Yonkers and it was delicious. Great to know I can buy some locally.

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                  eatermom Sep 29, 2009 05:41 AM

                  Costco has good burrata.

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                    MisterBill2 Oct 2, 2009 08:47 AM

                    When you can find it. It's very hit or miss, unfortunately. They weren't carrying it for a long time, then I found it recently but I did not find it when I was at the one in Yonkers a week later.

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                    luvarugula Oct 13, 2009 03:53 AM

                    I have to admit I've never actually had fresh burrata. I, myself, did a search/request with CH about 6 months ago. I went to C&S deli in Broad River and asked if I could special order it...I wanted to surprise a friend for her birthday. They said they would not/could not order it due to perishability. Then, I saw it at Trader Joe's and thought "huh"...let me at least taste this. It comes two to a container. It was not bad, but, then again I had nothing to compare it to. I'm sure TJ brand can't even compare with fresh, but it wasn't awful. You could try it if other searches fail.

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                      intrepid Oct 13, 2009 04:12 AM

                      try iron tomato white plains, a &s deli thornwood, also mikes deli arthur ave, teitel & sons arthur ave

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