I had posted a picture of this fresh mozzarella cheese that Steve bought at Russo’s at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,14122.0.html
fourth picture down. It was called 781 Brick Oven Fresh Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese. The mozzarella cheese melted so nicely, in Steve’s WFO, and was the best mozzarella cheese Steve and I have tasted bought from a store. I first looked on the web last week to see where it could be found, but couldn’t find anything about it. I then called Russo’s and the lady told me it was called Montena fresh mozzarella cheese. She also said a whole block of the mozzarella cheese could be purchased if someone asked. I then searched on the web to find Montena fresh mozzarella and couldn’t find anything. I was into finding more about this cheese. I told Steve a whole block could be purchased and maybe the name of the cheese would be on the block, so we could find more information, where the cheese comes from. Steve went to Russo’s and purchased a whole block and told me the name on the block was "Montena Taranto" Foods Inc., Ridgefield, N.J. I then searched on the web about that company or who they were and couldn’t find a website. All I found was a phone number and no email. http://www.manta.com/c/mm0pzx1/montena-taranto-foods-inc
I tried to call "Montena Taranto" Foods Inc. later Friday afternoon, but didn’t get any answer. They might only be open certain hrs., so I will try to call again this week. Not to be deterred from searching more, I kept searching to find who might produce this cheese. I then found Biazzo’s http://www.biazzo.com/index.htm
which is also in Ridgefield, NJ. (Biazzo Dairy Products
1145 Edgewater Ave Ridgefield, N.J. 07657 (201)941-6800) I looked at their website and found they do sell brick oven fresh mozzarella cheese number 40180 at http://www.biazzo.com/deli.htm
under fresh mozzarella. The purpose of this thread and this post is I was wondering if anyone else on the forum has tried this fresh whole milk mozzarella or have heard of either company. I am still going to keep investigating about this cheese, until I can find out more information. I also will call the Biazzo cheese company this week.
John (JConk007), if you read this post, do you know anything about either of these companies since you are from NJ?