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Where to buy good quality mozzarella curd in the Bay Area

Gumbogirl Jan 29, 2011 07:58 AM

I attended a fun, work team building event the other night at Paulding & Co in E-Ville. One of the items we made was fresh mozzarella. Terry Paulding mentioned that it is really difficult to find good mozzarella curd locally. Does anyone have any sources? I'm willing to drive south to San Jose and north to Napa. I did find a source on line from the Mozzarella Company out of TX.

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  1. wolfe RE: Gumbogirl Jan 29, 2011 08:10 AM

    I thought if you were starting from scratch you needed good rich milk, rennet and citric acid. Get some Straus Milk and a good thermometer.
    http://www.cheesemaking.com/howtomake...

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      Gumbogirl RE: wolfe Jan 29, 2011 08:32 AM

      Thanks, this is a nice resource. Any thoughts on where to buy rennet in the bay area?

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        katnat RE: Gumbogirl Jan 29, 2011 08:46 AM

        cheeseboard in berkeley sells rennet

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          wolfe RE: Gumbogirl Jan 29, 2011 09:18 AM

          I think I found mine at the Lucky's in the pudding section and the citric acid at Berkeley Bowl East.
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/591876

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      2. Robert Lauriston RE: Gumbogirl Jan 29, 2011 09:31 AM

        Should be available from Belfiore in Berkeley. http://www.belfiorecheese.com

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