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Best place for retail FRESH MOZZARELLA in LA?

Chuck Lawrence Dec 18, 2011 09:08 PM

Would love to source fresh, as well as smoked, mozzarella in LA - prefer Valley, Los Feliz, or Westside.

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    TailbackU Dec 20, 2011 02:10 PM

    If you don't mind the high prices, Silver Lake Cheese Store has awesome fresh mozz and burrata. I think i paid $16 for one ball of burrata but was absolutely divine.

    1. perk Dec 19, 2011 06:04 PM

      Gelson's also carries a very nice burrata from a local vendor who's often at farmers markets.
      It's very good. And I know this is a bit off topic....but I took a mozarella making class at Andrew's Cheese Shop in Santa Monica. It was really a lot of fun....and the results were tasty!

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        Chuck Lawrence Dec 19, 2011 03:34 PM

        Thank you all so much!

        1. wienermobile Dec 19, 2011 09:40 AM

          You can go directly to the factory of Angelo & Franco in Hawthorne and get their fresh cheese. In addition to Mozzarella they also make:
          Ciliegine with Cream
          Their cheese is also available at Beverly Hills Cheese Shop, Monsieur Marcel, The Curious Palate,
          Bay Cities Italian Import Store, Sorrento Italian Market, The Artisan Cheese Gallery and Costco

          Angelo and Franco
          3441 Jack Northrop Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250

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            Jwsel Dec 19, 2011 09:36 AM

            La Brea Bakery usually has some fresh mozzarella or burrata from the same providers that supply Mozza.

            The good cheese shops also receive very regular shipments of mozzarella and burrata, so you may want to look at The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills and Wally's in Westwood. I love Wally's mozzarella sandwich. It's obvious that the cheese is very fresh.

            1. Baron Dec 19, 2011 08:33 AM

              Costco is a good source for cheese. I've had their fresh mozzarella and their buratta - both very fresh and good and fairly priced.

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                foodiemahoodie Dec 18, 2011 09:34 PM

                I know Bay Cities has Gioia's burrata (I get mine there often). I'm pretty sure they carry their mozzarella.

                And Guidi Marcello probably has the same. (they import from Italy, but they have some local stuff too - great breads and I'm pretty sure I've Gioja products there.)

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                1. re: foodiemahoodie
                  maudies5 Dec 18, 2011 09:41 PM

                  Guidi gets the fresh stuff from Gioia's

                2. Mattapoisett in LA Dec 18, 2011 09:26 PM

                  If you can get to El Monte on a weekday and pay cash, you can get the best and freshest at Gioia Cheese. They make Mozz and have a smoked version plus they have the best Burrata.

                  Gioia Cheese Co
                  1605 Potrero Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733

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