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ciaohound36 Apr 3, 2012 06:33 AM

Has anyone ever had or heard of caciotta al tartufo? It is semi hard mild truffled cheese. My boyfriend and I ordered a cheese plate at Tresca which featured it and it was one of the best cheeses I've ever had. I was wondering if anyone familiar with the cheese shops in the North End might have a lead on where to get some. FYI - I know it's not in the North End, but I did try a search of Formaggio Kitchen's site (as they seem to have everything) which yielded no results. Thanks!

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    catsmeow Apr 29, 2012 04:02 PM

    FYI....This afternoon, I went to Wegmans and they has Boschetto Tartufo with Truffles at the main cheese counter..

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    1. re: catsmeow
      Science Chick Apr 30, 2012 06:38 AM

      They have an awesome selection of truffled cheeses at Wegman's, including some ripened French ones that I have purchased for special occasions (VERY pricey....but oh so good!).

    2. cannedmilkandfruitypebbles Apr 10, 2012 12:09 PM

      you'll find it at Whole Foods.

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        ciaohound36 Apr 9, 2012 05:55 PM

        I haven't gone to the North End since my post to find the exact one at Tresca, but I did find some at Whole Foods...it was Cacio di Bosca en Tartufo-softer, younger and not as intense with truffle flavor , but it was a hit at the party I brought it to. It better have been for $20+ a pound!

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          ciaohound36 Apr 3, 2012 07:38 AM

          Thanks, all! My boyfriend will be thrilled when I surprise him with some. =)

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            LeoLioness Apr 3, 2012 07:37 AM

            I'm pretty sure I've bought this at the Whole Foods over by Alewife.

            1. Science Chick Apr 3, 2012 07:26 AM

              Ha! This could be it as well, from TJs!

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                Dave MP Apr 9, 2012 03:51 PM

                I'm also curious if this Trader Joe's cheese is what the OP was talking about, or how it compares.

                Also, Science Chick, have you been saving this picture for 2 years? Or do you just have really old cheese? :)

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                  Science Chick Apr 10, 2012 07:26 AM

                  Heh-heh....no, I was curious about whether the particular truffle cheese the OP was referring to was the same one I was thinking of. So I Googled it, and this image, among others, came up. Got me wondering if that TJ's one was the same....I've had both the TJ's and one from WF, but never compared side-by-side. The TJ's one is nice and truffley for sure.

              2. Science Chick Apr 3, 2012 07:24 AM

                Pretty sure WF and Russo's both carry it. I know for sure they have an Italian semi-hard truffled cheese....not absolutely sure if it is caciotta per se, but it is excellent and if you like this type of truffled cheese it will fit the bill.

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                  9lives Apr 3, 2012 07:00 AM

                  Both Monica's and Salumeria Italiana carry it.

                  1. C. Hamster Apr 3, 2012 06:59 AM

                    I'd also suggest calling the Cambridge Formaggio. They carry many more products than their website lists.

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                      ScotchandSirloin Apr 3, 2012 06:50 AM

                      I'm almost positive I saw it at Monica's Mercato last week. I'm not a truffle fan, so can't tell you if it is any good there.

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                        Madrid Apr 3, 2012 06:38 AM

                        try calling Formaggio...they have a lot in the stores that isn't on the site. You might also try Wine and Cheese Cask in Somerville.

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