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ricotta impastata in NYC?

hazelnut_spread Apr 24, 2010 07:47 PM

Hello - can anyone tell me if there's a store in the NYC metro area that retails ricotta impastata? It's available from Calabro Cheese, but they don't seem to distribute it to the public. I haven't had any luck looking in specialty grocers like Murray's, Manganaro's in Hell's Kitchen, and BuonItalia in Chelsea Market.

I've also tried to "mimic" ricotta impastata by straining regular ricotta overnight. I manage to remove some fluid, but I still think it retains too much water to resemble impastata.

Any leads are much appreciated - thank you!

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    gutsofsteel RE: hazelnut_spread Apr 25, 2010 06:16 AM

    Try Arthur Avenue.

    1. erica RE: hazelnut_spread Apr 25, 2010 08:05 AM

      Did you call DiPalo? If they don't have it, try Calandra on Arthur Avenue. Can you use "basket" cheese--that is pretty easy to find in Manhattan.

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        gutsofsteel RE: erica Apr 25, 2010 08:46 AM

        Try Casa de Mozarella too (corner of Arthur Ave)

      2. penthouse pup RE: hazelnut_spread Apr 25, 2010 09:10 AM

        Try Joe's Dairy (I think they have it)--212) 677-8780.
        NB closed Sunday-Monday

        Joe's Dairy
        156 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

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          hazelnut_spread RE: hazelnut_spread Apr 25, 2010 04:29 PM

          Thanks everybody! This is very helpful. Although I've been to Arthur Avenue before, I'm not aware of any store in that area that definitely carries impastata. But I'll keep my eyes peeled next time.

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            gutsofsteel RE: hazelnut_spread Apr 25, 2010 07:12 PM

            You could call the Arthur Ave stores and ask...

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