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Apr 18, 2004 04:20 PM

Where to find good buffalo mozarella in OC?

  • j

I've been craving a caprese salad and thought about making it myself since it seems fairly easy. I used to eat it at the Corner Bakery as a side salad, but they don't offer it anymore. Where can I get good fresh buffalo mozarella in OC, preferably the small round ball type? I live in Fountain Valley.

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  1. Cortina's in Anaheim, on Orange just east of Brookhurst, is the place to go. Not sure if their deli is open on Sundays, so you might let your fingers do the walking first.

    Cortina Italian Mkt.
    (714) 535-1948
    2175 W Orange Ave
    Anaheim, CA 92804

    1. t
      torta basilica

      Trader Joe's has it, so does Bristol Farms - for a whole lot more.

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      1. re: torta basilica

        Trader Joe's does not have buffalo mozarella. It is kept in the water and "fresh style" like they originally made it in Italy, but it is not made from buffalo milk, just cow's milk. It's good, though.

        1. re: kc girl
          torta basilica

          Thanks - I just checked out Gelson's & they only have to cow's milk too (although they have one with the little balls - boccatelli, I think, that looked like a great think to toss with roasted baby tomatoes & other stuff.)

      2. Costco believe it or not carries Bubalus Bubalis water buffalo mozzarella cheese at about 1/2 the price that mayfair and gelson's charge.

        I assume there's a costco in orange county.

        1. I have actually found real Mozzarella di Bufala at Ralphs Market on Irvine Ave. in Newport Beach. I have gone to several stores in search of this. I found out that Mozzarella di Bufala is from whole Buffalo's milk. There is something called 'fresh mozzarella' from cow's milk, but don't mistake it for Buffalo Mozzarella. I actually recently found a web site that makes Mozzarella di Bufala fresh daily and it looks like you can order it from their web site at:

          This is the same brand I have purchased from Ralphs Market on Irvine Ave. in Newport Beach.