Fresh mozarella (PHX)
Where do you all get your fresh mozzarella? Wanted to get some at the Scottsdale Farmer's Market today from Digistef but we weren't going home and was afraid it wouldn't keep. Do any of the Italian markets in town make their own?
Thanks in advance.
There is nice mozzarella di bufala at lots of the mainstream markets, not sure about fresh homemade though. Maybe that Andreoli place does.
Our AJ's makes it on Thursday. Not sure about the rest of them. Ours is Via Linda and Mountain View.
I make my own when I want really fresh mozarella. I mail order the ingredients (excl. milk) from New England Cheesemaking Supply. I buy a gallon of Shamrock Farms organic whole milk (Pasteurized, not Ultra-Pasteurized) and follow the directions. Thirty minutes later, I have fresh mozarella. It's a blast to make, very easy, and absolutely delicious! You can keep it in some brine in the fridge if you don't eat it all at once.
Where I buy my fresh mozzarella (which happens to be a few thousand miles from Scottsdate), the proprietor warns everyone that, as long as you are going to eat it sometime that day, DO NOT REFRIGERATE IT. If you do, that milkly concoction gets dry and is effectively ruined. So, I would have bought it at the market (assuming you were going home sometime that day). Of course, where I live it is roughly 60 degrees in April. You may have a problem with heat that I don't.
In Mesa, the chef at Pastis Deli and Market makes it every other day and it is available for sale.
1935 S Val Vista Dr # 106, Mesa, AZ