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Source for buffalo milk?

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barbian7 Oct 19, 2011 12:31 AM

Does anyone know where I can buy buffalo milk in order to make my own mozzarella? Preferably in the San Diego vicinity.

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    steveprez RE: barbian7 Oct 19, 2011 02:12 PM

    Buffalo mozzarella is made from water buffalo, not the North American 'bison' that is also referred to as buffalo. To my knowledge, there are no water buffalo herds in the US. Perhaps someone will prove me wrong.

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      ladybugthepug RE: steveprez Oct 19, 2011 02:29 PM

      The Gerber family tried to raise them up in the northeast somewhere. They proved too expensive to raise, or didn't yield enough milk for the cost and they closed up shop.

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        jmtreg RE: ladybugthepug Oct 19, 2011 02:54 PM

        I thought someone was raising Water Buffalo up near LA (warning: the poster is from San Diego, and thus has a tendency to refer to anywhere north of Oceanside, as "up near LA"). Hey, I found it:

        http://www.agalert.com/story/?id=656

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          ladybugthepug RE: jmtreg Oct 19, 2011 03:00 PM

          Thanks for the head up! I'll be in SF in a few weeks. I WILL be checking it out!

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