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Offline Essen1

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F & A and California Gold Mozzarella
« on: July 30, 2011, 04:24:46 PM »
I treated myself to a quick slice of NY-style pizza at my local joint around the corner from my business.

The owner was just in the middle of shredding a few blocks of mozzarella and I asked him which brand he uses. Currently, he's using "California Gold" mozzarella, a brand I've never heard of. Taste-wise, I think it's a little on the lower end of the spectrum but okay.

https://www.karouncheese.com/cheeses/california-gold-mozzarella-loaf

He also mentioned another brand, F&A Mozzarella, that he used to top his pizzas with which he said was a great cheese but too expensive for him ever since he had to trim his costs down a bit. It is apparently from Wisconsin...

http://www.fadairy.com/mozzarella.html

The best cheese, he said, is without doubt Grande but also too expensive for him right now. When I mentioned that Whole Foods sells Grande for around $10/lb and that for my taste it oils off too much he said to let the cheese age. If the cheese is too fresh, it's too greasy...the best results he gets from the Grande mozzarella is when it has aged for about a month, he said. I suggested Polly-O but he's never heard of it.

Does anyone, who might have used the two cheeses mentioned above, have any info on them?
Mike

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Re: F & A and California Gold Mozzarella
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 01:26:30 AM »
Noone?

K. Consider this thread useless.  ;D
Mike

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Re: F & A and California Gold Mozzarella
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 02:09:09 AM »
Mike,

California Gold is the bulk mozz that is sold at Whole Foods here in Denver.  It is pretty much my go to mozz unless I'm willing to make a few phone calls and make a 30 min trip to a deli that only sometimes has Grande.  I like the CA Gold just fine, though my wife's preference is the Grande.  The Grande has a bit more of a tang to it and might be a bit more complex, if one can say that about mozz.  The CA Gold does melt well and, at least when I do a NY Pie in my home oven, has a nice rich taste.  It does that stringy thing too, which I like ;D

I say give it a shot....

Paul

PS

Never tried the F & A.

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Re: F & A and California Gold Mozzarella
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 11:37:56 PM »
Paul,

Although I'm a little late replying, thanks for the input!  ;D

I'll check with Whole Paycheck but if they charge the same for the CA Gold as they do for the Grande...well, we'll see. Either way, I'll give CA Gold a shot.
Mike

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Re: F & A and California Gold Mozzarella
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 10:17:56 PM »
California gold is bland try Gardena. Restaurant depot use to carry it. Cheap and good. To be honost you really have to try a blend. Mozzerella in california is horrible. I hope this helps. (good blend 30% provolone and 70% mozzerella). 


 

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