I enjoy making mozzarella at home using store-bought curd. Using the curd is a very simple way to enjoy the great taste/texture of freshly made mozzarella without having to start with fresh milk, etc...
When I lived in New York, the local Italian market would sell me the curd that they used for about $5.00 a pound. Now that I live in Washington DC, I cannot find a store that will sell me the curd. First, it appears that most "gourmet markets" here actually buy their mozzarella from suppliers, and what passes as "fresh" is at least several days old (not to be a mozzeralla snob, but the local Italian markets around NYC often make their mozzarella several times a day, and if you time it right, you can stil get it warm---it is out of this world). Second, even the very few stores that use curd give me a really strange look when I ask to buy some.
SO, I am wondering if anyone knows of a wholesale source of good quality mozzeralla curd, either over the internet, in DC or in the Boston area, where I travel to a good deal.
Thanks in advance. If anyone who enjoys mozzarella has a chance to make it themselves with the curd, I really recommend it. When I make it for a party or gathering, everyone loves to watch it being made, and the kids have a great time trying it themselved.
Thanks, best regards and a happy new year to all.