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Mar 31, 2014 03:59 AM

Great mozzarella needed.

I have lived in Palm Beach County for twelve years and cannot find fresh mozzarella like I used to get in NY. I have bought it at The Boys and Mario's in Delray, they are barely passable. I am looking for cheese that oozes milk when you slice it. These cheeses just do not have the texture and taste of great mozzarella. Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. Have you had Mozzarita's mozzarella and burrata?

    Made fresh in Pompano Beach every morning.

    You can visit them in Pompano. It's also sold by family members and relatives at the Delray and WPB green markets (and possibly others but those 2 for sure) on Saturday mornings.

    You can also buy in Whole Foods in Boca and maybe others... but it's about $2 more.

    If you want cheese that oozes milk, I suggest you try the burrata. Better yet, it oozes cream!

    The main man grew up in Italy and then NY...

    6 Replies
    1. re: CFByrne

      A good mozzarella should ooze cream if it is fresh and made properly. I know burrata, but that is not what I am looking for.

      1. re: CFByrne

        Bedner's on #441 also sells 1 or 2 of the Mozzarita cheeses.

        A visit to the Pompano location is very interesting. The family hails from Puglia, and they are lovely people, who are especially welcoming if you can manage some Italian.
        They offer scamorza and a couple of other cheeses not usually found in the retail outlets. They also sell a few products that they import from Italy--I bought farro, Pugliese olive oil, and a few other things when I visited last year.

        In fairness, I am not saying that their product reaches the heights of NYC sources such as Di Palo, but it is very, very good, and freezes well enough.

        Brief tutorial: Feel free to skip if not interested!!

        Never refrigerate mozzarella on the first day, as quality deteriorates substantially. Use as much as possible on the day of purchase (I leave on counter overnight if it is not too hot). (In Puglia, mozzarella is not eaten fresh after the day of purchase)

        After that, you can refrigerate, but be sure to take out hours ahead if using fresh.

        After a couple of days, you can put in the freezer where it keeps for months, and it good for cooked dishes.

        1. re: erica

          Thanks! I remember reading about this guy. I think I will stop by his shop.

        2. re: CFByrne

          I went to Mozzarita yesterday and met the owner. It is won-
          Derful to meet someone that loves what he does and is so passionate. I bought mozzarella, burrata and buffalo mozzarella. He imports the water buffalo milk from Italy. What we have eaten so far has been great. Thanks for reminding about him.

          1. re: rsanders99

            Glad you liked Mozzarita, RS.

            I must say, I don't think his mozz "oozes" cream, but I love it anyway.

            (And that's why earlier I suggested his burrata which certainly does, as you likely now know)!

            1. re: CFByrne

              The mozz did not ooze cream. It was the burrata and it was great.

        3. Lucio's Gourmet Bakery and Deli in Juno Beach. I would call ahead of time to make sure he has it.

          13971 US Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408
          (561) 626-2666