So I made a topic about 6 months ago about trying to find substitutes for Grande...well there are none. The pizzas that I have made with Grande cheese (the 50/50) have been the best pizzas I have ever made. It really is what makes my pizzas taste like genuine NY pizzas. That and my cans of 6 in 1's.
So I've given up on finding a substitute. In my mind, a substitute doesn't exist. I need to find where I can get some of the real stuff, but for CHEAP.
My most reliable Italian Deli (which is 20 miles from me
) has all varieties of Grande cheese but not for cheap. So I did do my research and I went straight to Grande and asked them who they distribute to in my area. Well I live in Denver, Colorado and the list that was sent to me was not extensive. This list did lead me to a deli that was less than a mile from my house....but it only sold Grande provolone and at nearly $8 a pound none the less. The other deli's I tried out were the same, they didn't sell a variety of Grande cheese and the cheese they did sell wasn't cheap. I even went to one deli where I was viciously interrogated by an elderly Italian woman who was suspicious as to why I was buying such a large quantity of their cheese. At this deli they were so frightened of culinary espionage that they actually left all of their supplies in unmarked bags, I only knew it was Grande cause I had info from Grande themselves.
Well needless to say I only have one option if I want to make real NY Pizzas. And thats to pay. By the time I drive 20 miles and pay for expensive cheese though, I'm almost paying more to make the pizzas than I would just to buy the pizzas from a pizzeria.
Does anybody know of any online retailers or perhaps a chain that Grande neglected to mention to me where I could get some Grande cheese at a reasonable price??