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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2012, 01:16:21 PM »
I got a response from Grande indicating they don't deal with consumers directly... They didn't offer any other option...

landras , I will let you know if I find another source...  Are you in Houston?

Yes, I live close to 59 @ Wesleyan


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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2012, 01:36:52 PM »
Yes, I live close to 59 @ Wesleyan

Have you looked at Central Market? They all make fresh mozzerella in house, I believe. Probably from Grande curd.
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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2012, 01:53:08 PM »
Yes, I live close to 59 @ Wesleyan

I work at 59 & HWY 6... Let me know if you try Central Market as Craig sugested.
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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2012, 02:00:46 PM »
They may sell the curd. If its not on the shelf, I'd ask. It's really easy to make mozzerella, and its really good.
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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2012, 02:08:33 PM »
Have you looked at Central Market? They all make fresh mozzerella in house, I believe. Probably from Grande curd.

No, I do not shop often there, way overpriced to my taste, but will go to see if they have. Maybe 2 weeks from now, this weekend have to finish installing bedroom floor, next weekend going to formula one in austin... >:D

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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2012, 02:09:04 PM »
I work at 59 & HWY 6... Let me know if you try Central Market as Craig sugested.


I will.

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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2012, 03:23:41 PM »
uggh... not very helpful that grande rep.  Contact the rep again and tell them you just want to know what foodservice providers in your area carry their fresh mozzarella.    If they question you (ask for your business name...whatever) tell them you are working on a recipe because you plan to open a pizzeria/catering operation/ mobil wfo ...whatever!    There is no reason why they shouldn't direct you to the people that sell their cheese!!!!  I do consulting for pizzerias around the country, and have contacted grande reps in at least 9 different states at this point to get samples.  So far every rep I have contacted has freely given out this list without questioning my credentials.  If you want me to I will contact them for you and get the list... just send me a PM.  It sounds like the wording you used may have scared them off.   This is a wholesale not a retail product, but that doesn't mean your not entitled to use it if you go through the proper channels!    

Once you get the list, contact the foodservice providers and ask them if they do "cash and carry".  Many will try to get credit apps before they will sell to you, and are set up only for very large orders, but many also have a way to sell to smaller catering companies, or even individuals.  "cash and carry"   that means that you dont need to be set up for delivery and you aren't expecting them to front you the products (so no need for a credit application).   If they aren't set up for cash and carry, tell them that you are willing to pick it up.... and you will show up with exact change in cash.    If all of this fails you are out of luck, but I think its worth one more try.   Again... the thing that makes this possible is that the case size for the fresh mozzarella is 6lbs.    Most of these places wont break cases, and thats really more of an issue if your looking for the aged loaf mozzarella that comes in 48lb cases!    
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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2012, 03:27:18 PM »
One more thing I have done when all else fails when trying to purchase wholesale is to explain my situation to a salesperson at the fooservice provider.    I ask them if they will give me names of restaurants that are using the product im looking for so that I can contact the restaurant and buy it from them.    This surprisingly works most of the time!    A big part of this game is sounding like a pro (even if you aren't)  and conveying your passion of making the best pizza possible.  

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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2012, 03:51:54 PM »
looks like there is not a single store in the housto area....

http://www.piacci.com/find-store


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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2012, 04:44:45 PM »
Thanks Scott, I contacted them again by email (my only way of communication during working hours). When I asked for their wholesalers in the Houston area. They requested my company, name, address phone number... I will stick to whatever I find at Costco or Sam's. I was happy with the cheese I got last weekend from CostCo.

I moved on to another challenge to get as close as possible to a NEO pie with my oven... http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,21911.0.html 
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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2012, 06:51:05 PM »
Thanks Scott, I contacted them again by email (my only way of communication during working hours). When I asked for their wholesalers in the Houston area. They requested my company, name, address phone number... I will stick to whatever I find at Costco or Sam's. I was happy with the cheese I got last weekend from CostCo.

What cheese did you get from CostCo that you were happy with and what was the cost? I was going to look into what they had when I went this there weekend.
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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2012, 07:18:58 PM »
What cheese did you get from CostCo that you were happy with and what was the cost? I was going to look into what they had when I went this there weekend.

The fresh mozz I got there (not water packed) once was terrible. I forget the name. It was two 1# pieces in a black tray with a plastic overwrap.
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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2012, 07:23:58 PM »
I posted a picture of it in my previous post
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. http://www.belgioioso.com/

It comes in two logs, pre-sliced. I dried the slices with paper towel for an hour, I followed Craig's recommendation by placing mozzarella first on the dough than sprinkle tomatoe sauce around the cheese.
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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2012, 07:40:43 PM »
They have pretty nice video on how

BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Curd Stretching Instructions

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=VcUZTrbR16o&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DVcUZTrbR16o
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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2012, 02:34:30 AM »
I didn't read all the posts but am I the only one here who does not like fresh moz on my pizzas? Don't care for the taste, look or texture.

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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2013, 03:58:54 PM »
What about the most important thing, like TASTE??? I have often found that Fresh mozzarella tastes very bland and without much flavor. Therefore, when i use it, I mix just a very small amount of Fresh Mozzarella with mostly Whole milk Mozzarella. But then again, I am using a home oven and not a wood fire oven. Perhaps cheese flavor is not the most important thing on this style of pizza??? However, your pies still look good. I would not turn them down.

Once again, how much flavor do you get out of your fresh mozzarella??? I would like to see your response on this? Thanks

TomN
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I am asking this to learn from other opinions. I am not trying to be critical of your pizza.
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Re: Fresh mozzarella looks pretty bad on my pie
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2013, 04:32:27 PM »
Tom, It has been a while since my first post regarding this subject... Mine tasted blend too (I use pizza grill inserts). Since I never tasted a true margarita pizza, I was only going by the look. I kind of gave up on fresh mozzarella for now. I will try to mix it with cheeses...
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