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Offline csafranek

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Buffalo mozzarella
« on: January 31, 2013, 03:40:45 PM »
I can't find this anywhere. Where does everyone get theirs?


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Re: Buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 03:49:21 PM »
You can get it at Trader Joes, some Shaws, and also Whole Foods. The cheapest is Trader Joes, which sells Mandara (sp?). WF and Shaws sell Bufalis in the small blue-topped container.

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Re: Buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 04:22:16 PM »
Awesome thank you! I have looked everywhere sams club, HyVee, rest depot, Walmart (not surprised they don't carry it) and several other supermarkets in my area. Guess I will have to trek a little ways and hit Trader Joes or WF when I have time. Thanks again!
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Re: Buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 04:22:46 PM »
I also get mine at Trader Joe's $6.99/7oz. I have also seen it online if you don't have a TJ or WF near you.

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Re: Buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 04:39:44 PM »
Costco is the best deal I've found or seen by a long shot $12 for 500g.
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Re: Buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 04:41:51 PM »
Does your costco still carry it?  Mine stopped about a year and a half ago.
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Re: Buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 04:47:17 PM »
Another thing to think about when buying buffalo mozzarella - freshness is most important. It's also exceedingly difficult in many places to get fresh cheese given the transport time from Italy and the relatively slow turns on the shelf. If it does not have at least 6 days of shelf life left, pass it by. It's just not worth the frustration of having it turn to ricotta on top of your pizza. Also, the less fresh it is, the longer you need to drain it. I would say a minimum of 4 hours for the freshest cheese and probably at least 8 hours for something close to 7 days code remaining.

I usually slice mine and let the slices drain on 4 layers of paper towels. Look at the paper towels after a couple hours - you might need to change them. I tear the slices into marble size pieces after they have drained. If you try to tear very wet cheese into pieces, you might just get mush.
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Re: Buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 04:47:44 PM »
Does your costco still carry it?  Mine stopped about a year and a half ago.

As far as I know, both of the stores in Houston still carry it. I was in one a few weeks ago, and they had it.
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Re: Buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 07:02:58 PM »
As far as I know, both of the stores in Houston still carry it. I was in one a few weeks ago, and they had it.

Would you say that the fresh mozz. that you helped make at Tom's was better than Houston's freshest Buffula?  Or, is the fat/flavor still above the fresh mozz?
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Re: Buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 07:18:29 PM »
Would you say that the fresh mozz. that you helped make at Tom's was better than Houston's freshest Buffula?  Or, is the fat/flavor still above the fresh mozz?

It's different. Very fresh buffalo is better, IMO, but it's a close call. The stuff we made with Josh at Tom's was really really good. The flavor - a little tang - the fat - and a little better melting in the buffalo.
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Re: Buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 10:13:03 PM »
Buy some water buffalo, Craig, the pizza making USA needs you...

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Re: Buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2013, 03:17:36 PM »
Dang, I just saw that buffalo mozz at Costco last week in big D.  Didn't buy it at the time but
plan to try some this weekend.  Dying to try  to see if the taste justifies the price vs whole milk mozz we sometimes
get at Traders or Sprouts nearby.  Local fav pizzeria sells me Grande whole 5lb brick, but they are not exactly giving it away so would love other options.


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Re: Buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2013, 04:12:57 PM »
.....  Dying to try  to see if the taste justifies the price vs whole milk mozz we sometimes
get at Traders or Sprouts nearby..... 


Do you remember what the brand of WM mozz is from sprouts?  I don't think mine has it. :'(
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Re: Buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2013, 04:18:05 PM »
Do you remember what the brand of WM mozz is from sprouts?  I don't think mine has it. :'(

Think it was Galbani's WM that we liked but sometimes they are out at our local store.


 

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