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Fresh Burrata

paprkutr Jan 17, 2009 08:56 PM

I want to know where I can buy fresh burrata in Los angeles? I have been enjoying it in restaurants and would like to get some for the house. Around the Grove, or in the general Los Angeles area would be great. TIA

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  1. ipsedixit RE: paprkutr Jan 17, 2009 10:35 PM

    Beverly Hills Cheese Store. http://www.cheesestorebh.com/

    By the way, wouldn't this post be more appropriate on the Los Angeles board?

    1. Azizeh RE: paprkutr Jan 17, 2009 11:26 PM

      Bristol Farms has it. About $9 for the little tub. I'm not sure if that qualifies as "fresh" enough, but every time I've seen it, the expiration date wasn't far away, but I know it's not the stuff that's flown in from Italy the night before.

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        jaykayen RE: paprkutr Jan 17, 2009 11:49 PM

        THE fresh burrata maker in LA is Caseificio Gioia, in South El Monte (it's probably their burrata that you're eating in restaurants, though I heard that Mozza's is flown in from Italy.)

        You can get it a lot of places, such as Bristol Farms, Wally's Wine on Westwood, Surfas, etc. Retailers get the cheese twice a week. Ask them which day they get it, and then you can go there the same day.

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          trojans RE: jaykayen Jan 18, 2009 09:27 AM

          You can go to Gioia in South El Monte and buy it directly from the maker. Just go to the office and tell them how many you want. It's half the price at least buying it this way.

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            wilafur RE: trojans Jan 20, 2009 04:06 PM

            any idea how long the burrata lasts? i may pick some up as i'll be in the sgv this sat.

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              trojans RE: wilafur Jan 20, 2009 04:51 PM

              Three days MAX.

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                wilafur RE: trojans Jan 20, 2009 04:56 PM

                thanks. i guess i won't be buying as much as i previously envisioned. haha.

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              wilafur RE: trojans Jan 21, 2009 10:25 AM

              just to follow up, here is an email reply from gioia regarding pick up of cheese from their office:


              You are welcome to visit our factory and buy our cheese.

              Sorry but we are closed weekends. Our operations Hours are M-F 8 AM TO 7 PM.

              We take cash or checks. No Credit Cards.

              Thank you.
              Gioia Cheese Co.

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                mpken RE: wilafur Jan 25, 2009 01:11 PM

                I was planning to go on Saturday too. Looks like I'm making a trip there after work.

          2. Frommtron RE: paprkutr Jan 18, 2009 10:04 AM

            Check Joan's on Third since you're so close. If not them, BHCS surely has it. If you're in Silver Lake, you can get it at the SLCS, too.

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              rezpeni RE: paprkutr Jan 18, 2009 11:33 AM

              I got you covered, Tutto Latte Express on Vine street. They sell Burrata from Gioia for $3.50 a ball, they mostly supply restaurants but they also have a storefront. Definitely going to be cheaper than Bristol Farms or any of the other places mentioned (except the factory) for the same cheese, I highly recommend them.

              Tutto Latte Express
              1233 Vine St.
              Los Angeles, CA 90038

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                paprkutr RE: rezpeni Jan 18, 2009 03:24 PM


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                  creamydeluxe RE: paprkutr Jan 19, 2009 08:55 AM

                  They also have it at the Cheese Store next to Cafe Stella in Silverlake, luscious.

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                    Frommtron RE: creamydeluxe Jan 19, 2009 02:05 PM

                    That'd be the Silver Lake Cheese Store (SLCS).

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                  cinzia RE: rezpeni Jan 20, 2009 04:58 PM

                  any idea when this place is open? I've always wanted to check it out and it never seems open. thanks for the number!

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                    rezpeni RE: cinzia Jan 21, 2009 03:21 AM

                    They keep regular business hours, M-Sat, think they close up around 6. They are closed Sunday but sometimes you can catch them in there and they will hook you up.

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                    Clyde RE: rezpeni Jan 21, 2009 03:09 PM

                    i went there yesterday! i was driving down Vine and spotted it, remembering this post. $3.50 for a little ball of fresh burrata. It was a great find, thanks for the tip!

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                    laeditormatthew RE: paprkutr Jan 19, 2009 10:16 AM

                    Also Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City has it.

                    Artisan Cheese Gallery
                    12023 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA

                    1. Baron RE: paprkutr Jan 20, 2009 04:36 PM

                      I just saw some fresh Burrata at the Trader Joes in Culver City.

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                        Bert RE: Baron Jan 20, 2009 11:33 PM

                        what tj's sells is most assuredly not burrata, despite the label. it was cheap, but a big waste of money. no flavor or texture (e.g., creaminess) whatsoever.

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                          VenusCafe RE: Bert Oct 7, 2013 10:59 AM

                          I've had my share of TJ's burrata, and must disagree. It is not an exceptional product like Gioia, which is truly fine, but it IS acceptable, and for the price, it is a good substitute for everyday use, and compares favorably with what the larger supermarkets in L.A. offer. It is better and cheaper.

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                        umich RE: paprkutr Jan 20, 2009 06:08 PM

                        The burrata at Artisan Cheese Store in Studio City is flown in from Italy and is amazing - not cheap however $15 per ball

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                          JudiAU RE: paprkutr Jan 21, 2009 01:29 PM

                          You want the goia product available all over Los Angeles at most bristol farms. Delivered weekly and much tastier and fresher than any of the imported products. 10-11$ a tub actually makes it pretty good value. It has a short shelf life so don't keep it more than a few days. Expect the sell date to be very soon as well.

                          One other local vendor sells at a few places, including Joans on Third, but I don't prefer it.

                          1. katydid13 RE: paprkutr Jan 21, 2009 05:01 PM

                            I've seen burrata regularly in the cheese section at Fresh & Easy. Closest one to your area is at Hollywood & Orange in Hollywood.

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                              herculesmulligan RE: paprkutr Jan 24, 2009 09:27 AM

                              The Gioia burrata can also be had at Bay Cities Deli on Lincoln in Santa Monica. Delivered there fresh every Tuesday and Friday. Burrata really should be eaten fresh and the earlier post`s comments on three days is accurate, if not on the outside edge of freshness.

                              Importantly, as I understand it, Italians do not dress there burrata with anything on top, including, especially, olive oil. Simpler is better even though most restaurants want to top the cheese with something.

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                                jaykayen RE: herculesmulligan Jan 25, 2009 01:22 PM

                                this is not true. Italians dress burrata with OO, salt, pepper, whatever.

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                                Thor123 RE: paprkutr Oct 7, 2013 12:16 PM

                                How about Obika in Century City


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                                  foodiemahoodie RE: paprkutr Oct 7, 2013 03:03 PM

                                  Also - at Guidi Marcello's in Santa Monica.

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