Best place for retail FRESH MOZZARELLA in LA?
Would love to source fresh, as well as smoked, mozzarella in LA - prefer Valley, Los Feliz, or Westside.
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
Costco is a good source for cheese. I've had their fresh mozzarella and their buratta - both very fresh and good and fairly priced.
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.
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
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!
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.