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Aug 7, 2008 12:37 PM

Fresh Mozzarella?-Mid Hudson Valley

Can anyone suggest a place to purchase some good tasting mozzarella. I live in Kingston and am willing to travel anywhere between Poug and Tivoli and between Highland/New Paltz and Saug.

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  1. go to rhinebeck farmer's market, popovich provisions. best i've had (though i haven't tried the new paltz ones) anywhere around here...they're also at cold spring on saturday.

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    1. re: bob gaj

      If you live in Kingston go to the farmer's market on Saturday morning. They have a guy selling breads and cheeses who comes up from jersey I believe. The name of the company escapes me but they always set up in the last spot on the left heading up wall street.Very good homemade mozzarella.

      1. re: jaylowe

        I've tried mozzarella at several farmer's markets and I can say that the one sold in Kingston is one of the best I've ever eaten, What I am really looking for is a place where I can buy it 12 months a year and that is open most of the week.

        1. re: jayjay

          For very good fresh mozz at a great price just go to any Costco!

    2. If you are looking for a constant supply the italian market in Rhinebeck, Leonardo's, has fresh mozz all year. I'm not sure, but I believe they have it brought in, i.e not store made but it still fairly good. They also will occasionally have buratta that the owner brings up from Brooklyn.

      I haven't stopped at the italian market on Ulster Ave in Kingston in some time but I seem to remember them carrying fresh mozz as well.

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      1. re: jaylowe

        i've been there before - is that the italian market? i didn't remember that being the name, but know they also had another location in hudson.

        i tried joe's on route 9 (fishkill) this weekend for their boccacini (spelling), decent but not anything amazing. joe (popovich provisions) wasn't at cold spring, he was sick...

      2. adams in poughkeepsie is having a local food area this saturday, between 1130 and 330. it includes some cheese producers (sprout creek and one i don't know, cooperstown cheese), but also listed as appearing is joe popovich.

        oh, pls have some mozz joe!

        the local food giveaway (mentioned on is within their garden show area. the garden show works out well for kids as well; they give away balloons, cake/cider, have lots of flowers and little waterfalls for garden areas, but also a "find the hidden animals in the gardens and get a plant" giveaway.