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Buffalo Mozzerella - Where to buy in Vancouver?

jay_kay Feb 25, 2009 04:51 PM

Seeking to find out if anyone has experience with buying buffalo mozzerella retail in the city? I've heard that les amis du fromage may have it, but does anyone know of any other places? Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

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    vandan Feb 25, 2009 05:28 PM

    i'm guessing bosa, especially kootenay location

    1. Bryn Feb 25, 2009 06:17 PM

      I know that there is a herd of water buffalo on Vancouver Island that they use for cheese production, because it was on the Canadian Food Show with Carlo Rota, but I can't remember the farm's name.

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        peter.v Feb 25, 2009 06:43 PM

        Les Amis definitely has it. The Vancouver Island water buffalo herd is at Fairburn Farm in the Cowichan Valley. Natural Pastures makes a mozzarella from it and it's quite good! Pricy, but good. Their website says the cheese has limited availability, so it might not be around all the time.

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          ck1234 Feb 25, 2009 06:58 PM

          Ewww. is Carlo Rota still around??? Ewwww... ;-)

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            jchaput Feb 25, 2009 08:37 PM

            we're sold out of fairburns farm until next week at les amis. Still some italian buffalo mozza.

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              Bryn Feb 26, 2009 04:58 AM

              Careful he may be hiding in the bushes.

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                Bob Mac Feb 26, 2009 05:54 AM

                ck1234:

                LOL...could not agree with you more, I used to watch the program in spite of Carlo....

                The only thing "smarmier" was when Umberto had that terrible program years ago....

              2. re: Bryn
                starlady Feb 25, 2009 08:51 PM

                Fairburn Farm, Mara Jernigan runs it and the Water Buffalo farm is right next door.

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                cdnprairiedog Feb 26, 2009 09:30 AM

                Benton Bros in Kerrisdale at 2104 W. 41st - I've picked up Italian Buffalo Mozzarella there.

                1. NoMoreSnuggles Feb 26, 2009 02:21 PM

                  the Natural Pastures buffalo mozzarella is pretty widely available in Vancouver. it's usually on hand at Les Amis, Market Meats, Dussa's in Granville Island and La Grotta, but i've also seen it many times at Capers, Safeway, Buy-Low, Choices, Urban Fare and Nesters. i would call first since it's so perishable and, in the case of the chains i mentioned, probably wouldn't be ordered at every location.

                  Les Amis and somethings Market Meats also bring in burrata (made with buffalo milk too). mmmm... burrata.

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                  1. re: NoMoreSnuggles
                    jay_kay Feb 26, 2009 08:01 PM

                    Thanks everyone for your input! Great to have so many knowledgeable people to count on here.

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                    lanie23 Jun 3, 2009 08:46 AM

                    I just bought some buffalo mozzarella at Whole Foods on West 8th this morning. They had both Natural Pastures and the italian kind. They also had a couple containers of burrata. I am so tempted, but $35 is a bit steep!

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