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Looking for Delitia Butter of Parma / Parmigiano Reggiano Butter

Once, a couple years ago, I found this butter at an Italian grocery. I've been back and they no longer carry it. I have not found another source and would like to find it. I'm also open to trying other brands that I've heard of, such as Appennino and Castelli. I'm in the South Bay but go to SF pretty often. Please let me know if you know a reliable source for any of these butters. Thanks!!

 
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  1. Have you checked with any of the AG Ferrari stores? You could also check with the Lucca Ravioli Co. deli, 1100 Valencia Street, SF (415-647-5581).

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    Lucca Ravioli
    1100 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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    1. re: DavidT

      Thanks, I will check with them this afternoon.

    2. Andronico's used to carry it, but it's been a few years since I've looked to see.

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      1. re: Celery

        I've tried calling Andronico's but keep getting transferred and then left on hold indefinitely....

      2. Assume you've already checked at Draeger's?

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        1. I bought it at Whole Foods a couple of years ago.

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          1. re: Ruth Lafler

            Have looked at Whole Foods a few times, no luck.

          2. You could call Rainbow Grocery in SF. I have seen it at Berkeley Bowl in the east bay fairly recently, but that may be too far for you.

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            Berkeley Bowl
            2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

            Rainbow Grocery
            1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

            1. I've seen it at Rainbow Grocery in SF in the past, but haven't checked lately.

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              Rainbow Grocery
              1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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              1. re: farmersdaughter

                Yes, thanks! Rainbow Grocery does have it sometimes, so thank you! Now I just need to get up there...

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                Rainbow Grocery
                1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

              2. What do you like about this particular brand?

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                1. re: osho

                  I don't know what she likes about it, but it's cultured and very cheesy tasting. Here are my notes on it from a small butter tasting: "The Parmagiano was the most distinct. According to the label, it's made with the same appellation/quality controlled milk used to make the cheese of the same name. I don't know if it was the power of suggestion or if the cultures they use are the same (seems likely), but it has a very cheesy smell and taste. I would use this butter on the table, but not for baking."

                  1. re: Ruth Lafler

                    Yep, it definitely has the flavor of Parmesan and is very unique. As I said in my original post, the brand is not that important to me, there are several brands making this unique style of butter. Delitia is simply the most common / easiest to find. The type of butter is quite distinct and worth trying, if you haven't.

                2. The Milk Pail Market in Mountain View occasionally has it. Give them a call.

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                  Milk Pail Market
                  2585 California St, Mountain View, CA

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                  1. re: urseberry

                    Just called them, she said they don't carry any butters from Italy. Thanks though!

                    1. re: RobynB

                      Oops, sorry! I remember buying the butter from them years ago, but perhaps my memory is faulty, or it was so long ago that they no longer carry it.

                  2. I realize it's not exactly what you were asking for, but at Little Vine on upper Grant Ave.( SF) I saw some interesting butter made from buffalo (Italian type) milk. I might just have to try it.

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                    Little Vine
                    1541 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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                    1. re: little big al

                      When you have a chance, could you tell us more about Little Vine? I haven't had a chance to stop in yet.

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                      Little Vine
                      1541 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

                      1. re: Melanie Wong

                        I will happily fill in some details in a separate post after chores, but I was just in Little Vine and got 8 oz. of Delitia burro di bufala. It is also a cultured product. $7.50 for 8 oz.

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                        Little Vine
                        1541 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

                    2. I've seen that butter both at Lucca delicatessen in the Mission and at Mollie Stone's on Portola.

                      1. I purchased twice this month from Dean and De Lucca in ST. Helena. Perhaps they would ship it to you.

                        1. Since this thread has been revived, I'll mention that I saw it at Berkeley Bowl this week (Nov. 2012). The also had the Delitia Bufalo milk butter, which goes on my list to try.

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