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Looking for Delitia Butter of Parma / Parmigiano Reggiano Butter

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RobynB Oct 6, 2011 08:58 AM

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!!

 
  1. Robert Lauriston Nov 23, 2012 12:12 PM

    Rainbow, Bryan's

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      Forone001 Nov 23, 2012 10:21 AM

      US Agents:
      World Import Distributors
      427 Bloomfield Ave Suite 408
      Montclair, NJ 07042
      Phone: 973-746-7707
      Fax: 973-746-7577
      sales@widcheese.com

      Perhaps a local store would consider ordering it for you. Us distributer information is pasted above.

      1. Ruth Lafler Nov 23, 2012 10:21 AM

        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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          Forone001 Nov 23, 2012 10:17 AM

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

          1. Greyhoundgrrl Oct 8, 2011 01:32 PM

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

            1. little big al Oct 7, 2011 08:03 AM

              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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                Melanie Wong Oct 7, 2011 11:12 AM

                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

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                  little big al Oct 8, 2011 12:24 PM

                  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. urseberry Oct 6, 2011 05:41 PM

                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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                  RobynB Oct 8, 2011 01:18 PM

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

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                    urseberry Oct 8, 2011 10:47 PM

                    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. osho Oct 6, 2011 03:18 PM

                  What do you like about this particular brand?

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                    Ruth Lafler Oct 6, 2011 05:52 PM

                    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."

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                      RobynB Oct 6, 2011 08:58 PM

                      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.

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                        osho Oct 7, 2011 07:18 AM

                        Thank you - Ruth and Robyn.

                  2. farmersdaughter Oct 6, 2011 11:52 AM

                    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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                      RobynB Oct 8, 2011 01:22 PM

                      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

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                      annec Oct 6, 2011 11:08 AM

                      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. Ruth Lafler Oct 6, 2011 10:47 AM

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

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                          RobynB Oct 6, 2011 10:52 AM

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

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                          Spatlese Oct 6, 2011 10:10 AM

                          Assume you've already checked at Draeger's?

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                            RobynB Oct 6, 2011 10:51 AM

                            Yes, no luck at Draegers.

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                            Celery Oct 6, 2011 09:36 AM

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

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                              RobynB Oct 6, 2011 10:52 AM

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

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                              DavidT Oct 6, 2011 09:34 AM

                              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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                                RobynB Oct 6, 2011 11:04 AM

                                Thanks, I will check with them this afternoon.

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