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Fresh mozarella (PHX)

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avandelay Apr 18, 2009 09:52 PM

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.

  1. yamalam Apr 21, 2009 01:44 PM

    In Mesa, the chef at Pastis Deli and Market makes it every other day and it is available for sale.

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    Pastis
    1935 S Val Vista Dr # 106, Mesa, AZ

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      bnemes3343 Apr 21, 2009 01:17 PM

      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.

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        GreekFoodie Apr 21, 2009 01:00 PM

        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.

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          duck833 Apr 20, 2009 06:28 PM

          Our AJ's makes it on Thursday. Not sure about the rest of them. Ours is Via Linda and Mountain View.

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            Mattoclock Apr 18, 2009 11:03 PM

            There is nice mozzarella di bufala at lots of the mainstream markets, not sure about fresh homemade though. Maybe that Andreoli place does.

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