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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2010, 01:00:32 PM »
I too have tried the Garofalo mozzarella on several occasions and was frustrated at the inconsistency. It's a shame because it can be an excellent product when it's relatively fresh. I suspect, as with most bufala, it's an issue of supply channels and date stamping rather than the producer.



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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2010, 11:39:18 PM »
why is there not an import company which is bringing over fiore di latte from Italy?
I mean you can pretty much buy everything else why not pizza cheese?
vacumm packed, or frozen I mean it still has to be better than local crap they are using at dominos or some other joint.. no??

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2010, 02:15:24 AM »
I've used it a couple times. I usually get the same result regardless of who made the cheese.  Bufala mozzarella is ok. I'm not sure there's enough benefit from it to justify the price. Yeah, it really adds a stringiness. But in terms of flavor, uhhhh. Its not any different than a package of "Precious" brand mozzarella. I'm just not that impressed with bufala mozzarella.

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2010, 04:01:21 AM »
there is something wrong here.  stringy, and nothing special.....  hmm.   I consider buffala a waste on slower baked pizzas, where I think a good quality normal mozzarella actually tastes better.  It really shines on pizzas baked at 3 minutes or less, and at those speeds, in my opinion, nothing can compare.   Maybe you used it in a normal 550 degree oven?    Also, I have never found stringy buffala.   Are you sure you had the real thing?
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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2010, 03:51:39 PM »
lol mozzarella di bufala IS the way to go ... i mean, its the real thing. But one thing seems pretty obvious, you guys seems limited in choice of mozzarella di bufala. In Montreal we have like 8 different brands at the average supermarket. I think its amazing texture and everything. Another option which is fun in fact is to make your own mozzarella di bufala which seems harder but isnt really. You guys should try, its fun. BUT finding Bufalo's milk is hard unless you live on the east coast

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2010, 04:32:04 PM »
I've been using mozzarella di bufula from Fairway Market, here in north jersey.  They fly it in from Campania. The producer is Fattoria Paoletti.   At times it has been past its prime and garbage, but when it's fresh it's pretty darned good. 

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2010, 09:03:08 PM »
I've been using mozzarella di bufula from Fairway Market, here in north jersey.  They fly it in from Campania. The producer is Fattoria Paoletti.   At times it has been past its prime and garbage, but when it's fresh it's pretty darned good. 

what are you paying  for that?

past it's prime and garbage? do you send it back? how can the distributor even pass that garbage onto you?

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2010, 02:59:41 PM »
what are you paying  for that?

past it's prime and garbage? do you send it back? how can the distributor even pass that garbage onto you?
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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2010, 12:53:38 AM »
anyone know in what quality containers or bags  the pizzerias are getting their bufula?
I can only seem to find the small containers of 7oz. I can't believe they are getting like 100containers of those small containers delivered.
anyone know any professional suppliers for a pizzeria?


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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2010, 12:48:41 PM »
Found a 3rd brand of bufala mozz in Albuquerque yesterday.  Gave it a try and have to say that I like it a lot better than the TJs stuff (reply #3 of this thread). 

It's the Ambrosi brand and goes for about $1/oz.  It reminded me of TJ's burrata in texture.  The ball had a very soft center and the outter shell was more dense.   Melted great and tasted great with a bit less tang than the TJ's brand.  Anyone else use this stuff before?

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2011, 08:26:55 PM »
How do you pronounce bufala? I never heard it out loud.
Is it like boo fa la? or buff a la?
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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2011, 08:28:40 PM »
How do you pronounce bufala? I never heard it out loud.
Is it like boo fa la? or buff a la?
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I say Boo fa lah.  lol

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2013, 07:10:01 PM »
My source of Ambrosia bufala stopped carrying it long agao but as I was perusing their cheese aisle today,  I ran across a new brand Tre Stelle.  The cheese is in a plastic wrap packaging and I can actually squeeze it and it feels very soft.  Can't wait to try it tonight.  Anyone else tried this brand?

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2013, 09:03:14 PM »
I am very luck to live in a city with a large italian population and I have tried about 15 brands of buffala.  I have never seen that one... def let us know how it turns out!   

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2013, 09:26:06 PM »
Costco has it for $11.99 for half a kilo (17.6 ounces).  That's all I use.  They fly it in weekly. 

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2013, 10:31:44 PM »
PV Orlando food imports the Lupara Buff mozz. thats what Amano uses their smoke Buff mozz is amazing as well!
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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2013, 10:43:24 PM »
This Tre Stelle bufala melted great and has a great texture and flavor.  Expensive though at $8/4oz ball. 


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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2013, 12:32:55 AM »
I've tried the tre stele Chau. I like garafalo better though. Tre stelle is always really soft and almost soupy. The expire date is by day of the year -today is 230.
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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2013, 12:39:57 AM »
I've tried the tre stele Chau. I like garafalo better though. Tre stelle is always really soft and almost soupy. The expire date is by day of the year -today is 230.
Bill

Bill I am envious that I don't have access to Garafalo.  I bet it's priced better than Tre Stelle.  It was very soft and I drained it well before using it.  I really like the soft texture and how it melted.   

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2013, 04:58:41 PM »
I never know what brand or even if our WF will have any buff. mozz.  sometimes it's garafalo and I always like that one.  they had Tre Stelle too recently so I did a side by side comparison.  I probably didn't drain it enough as the Garafolo doesn't really need that.  I also thought the tre stelle tasted a little like cottage cheese.  they were both about 2 weeks away from expire date. 
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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2013, 11:10:32 AM »
Bill I am envious that I don't have access to Garafalo.  I bet it's priced better than Tre Stelle.  It was very soft and I drained it well before using it.  I really like the soft texture and how it melted.

JT,
I know you have Costco in ABQ.  What fresh water mozz do they have at your store?  I've found another mozz at Costco, Angelo & Franco (not buf) I have been using in place of Garafalo that I like very much.  But it could be a local Socal only stocked product, since it's made locally.

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2014, 06:37:26 PM »
I've tried Bufala mozzarella, and I was only marginally impressed by it. I certainly wasn't impressed enough to keep using it though.

I've used the Galbani "Precious" brand of 'fresh' mozzarella (logs) and I've found that they are an excellent and suitable substitute.

My advice would be to save your money and just use the Galbani "Precious" fresh / sliced mozzarella. It's at least half the cost of
the Bufala mozzarella, it melts the same and tastes the same.

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2014, 06:45:37 PM »
My advice would be to save your money and just use the Galbani "Precious" fresh / sliced mozzarella. It's at least half the cost of
the Bufala mozzarella, it melts the same and tastes the same.


I would agree that one can make a fine pizza with several of the widely available fresh mozzarella cheeses, but melts and tastes the same as buffalo mozz? That I don't agree with. I'd never use anything but Buffalo mozz if it wasn't such a pain in the rear for me to get it.
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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2014, 10:02:19 AM »
PV Orlando food imports the Lupara Buff mozz. thats what Amano uses their smoke Buff mozz is amazing as well!
John
I picked up the Lupara mozzarella di bufala and was shocked to see the use-by date in 2015. 12/31/2015 to be exact! 

The container says it's a "frozen product" and it's sold in the refrigerated section. I wonder how long it can hold unfrozen until it starts going south.

If this tastes anything like what they use at A Mano I'll be very pleased.

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Re: Who uses Mozzarella di Bufala?
« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2014, 03:14:08 PM »
There is really no substitute for BM. You can get close. But it is not the same. Try picking up BM curd and making your own. Fine.


 

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