I can't believe the wonderful people I have met because of this forum. I am consistently amazed at the selflessness and acts of kindness demonstrated by our members, and today was a big reminder of what a great group we have. Mike (aka Boy Hits Car) recently sent me some maggio whole milk cheese to check out because he read here about how much I liked it. Mark, I just want to thank you so much and I hope to meet you in person next time I am in your area, or if you are visiting Boston.
It has been years since this cheese was sold in my area. When it was available here it was called Axelrod mozzarella. I ended up being just a special as I remember it from 15 years ago when I did my first ever mozzarella shootout. Crazy that I am still here doing them, and especially crazy that this cheese still wins. I put it up against grande and poly-o whole milk, and in the end I ended up preferring the flavor of the Maggio over the other two. Grande melted the best, but as usual was not my favorite from a flavor standpoint. If I could I would use the maggio above all else for NY style pizzas. If you are lucky enough to have this wonderful cheese in your area make sure you give it a try.
Mike, this will not be forgotten!