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Provel cheese

breadandbutter9 Aug 23, 2012 07:34 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy a block of Provel cheese? In Manhattan or even the Outer Boroughs if necessary.

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    tex.s.toast RE: breadandbutter9 Aug 24, 2012 07:36 AM

    Speedy Romeo in clinton hill has the "st louie" pizza which includes provel - so someone in town must distribute it (maybe only wholesale? maybe they have a secret connection?). You could call and ask where they get their from.

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      LeahBaila RE: tex.s.toast Aug 24, 2012 08:42 AM

      Ditto that rec. Or, just go to Speedy *in person* and ask while you're enjoying the St. Louie. It was my favorite pizza on the menu.

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      jester99 RE: breadandbutter9 Aug 24, 2012 08:22 AM

      did you try any cheesemongers yet? Murrays and Beechers have a wide selection. Lucy's Whey and Saxelby may not be as big but they can probably get you something close. I havent been to it yet, but Bedford Cheese Shop is another option.

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        tex.s.toast RE: jester99 Aug 24, 2012 09:19 AM

        For jester99 and anyone else coming into this thread without specific prior knowledge of Provel:

        its closer to velveeta than anything carried at murrays, beechers, saxelby or others . . .

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        sueatmo RE: breadandbutter9 Aug 24, 2012 09:35 AM

        http://tinyurl.com/9fsqlgm Try this site for mail order. Good luck.

        As a lifelong St. Louisan, I have to say, I don't absolutely hate the stuff. It melts nice on a pizza.

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          speedyromeo RE: breadandbutter9 Nov 20, 2012 03:04 PM

          Hey B&B, we buy our provel in the "rope" form, in 5lb bags, shipped air freight from Roma Pizza works, which is the wholesale arm of Imo's. They pack it in dry ice and it arrives the next day.

          I know Imo's sells it from their website, and ships everywhere.

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