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help me name a cheese i had at providence!

tastycakes Oct 6, 2010 03:10 PM

we had an amazing cheese at providence this weekend - it was described as being made from water buffalo who are only fed bitter greens like radicchio and arugula - and it tasted exactly like bitter greens! heaven on their walnut bread and with a dab of apple compote. it was pure white, oozing and soft like an epoisse, spooned out of the rind which was swathed in linen cloth. i have scoured the internet to no avail. of course i could call the restaurant, but the hunt is much more fun.

  1. SilverlakeGirl Oct 6, 2010 10:09 PM

    You might want to consider calling them and asking.

    1. Quine Oct 6, 2010 05:03 PM

      Do you think it might have been a Burrata? See:

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      1. re: Quine
        OCAnn Oct 6, 2010 09:23 PM

        Burrata isn't part of their cheese course.

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        annapurna7 Oct 6, 2010 04:49 PM

        Maybe it's a casatica di bufala? I'm at a loss. :-)

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        1. re: annapurna7
          vinosnob Oct 6, 2010 05:39 PM

          Good guess!

        2. Veggo Oct 6, 2010 03:32 PM

          I'll be interested to learn where on earth water buffalo graze on radicchio and arugula.

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          1. re: Veggo
            Phurstluv Oct 6, 2010 04:36 PM

            Um, Lake Como, perhaps??

            Or maybe they are like the Kobe cattle that are hand fed beer & massaged without leaving their pens. But in Italy, not Japan.

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