Desperately seeking montasio cheese
Looking for montasio cheese--the real thing, from Friuli region of Italy--in the DC-Baltimore area. Have tried the usual suspects in the DC suburbs--Balducci's, Whole Foods, etc., with no success. Online sources are available, but shipping charges make this an expensive option. Any thoughts?
Assume you want it for frico, only the young one works and Murray's in NY always has it, or at least always had had it.
Have you tried The Italian Store in Arlington?
Here are links to a couple of Italian markets in Baltimore
Dean & Deluca in Georgetown
FeastVirginia in Charlottesville has Montasio listed in their cheese selection.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for all the great suggestions. I will check out the local (DC-Baltimore) places, but Murray's is a little far to travel for cheese, even to make the wonderful frico. And I had hoped to avoid the high costs of shipping a perishable item. (I appreciate knowing that you need to buy the young cheese, as it wasn't clear from the recipe I saw which stage of aging was required. Thanks Delucacheesemonger.)