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Offline jvp123

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What kind of Cheese do you use?
« on: July 06, 2014, 09:37:44 PM »
I've been using Trader Joes Buffalo Mozzarella recently, but I found out today my store discontinued carrying it.  I ended up going to Whole Foods and getting their fresh mozzarella "Ovoline" packed in water.  Its the cow's milk type packaged in large balls that I plan on breaking up into pieces.   Does anyone have any cheeses they would recommend and does it matter if one uses cow's milk or buffalo milk cheese for neapolitan pizza?
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Re: What kind of Cheese do you use?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 10:33:17 PM »
AOTBE, buffalo mozz generally tastes better, melts better, looks better... and costs more $+

The best thing you can do is to try different cheeses and find the one or two that come closest to the look/taste you want.
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Re: What kind of Cheese do you use?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 12:27:06 PM »
Yes Craig thats how I seem to feel at this point.  Not so concerned about the cost if it works better.  Now i just have to find it at one of the stores near my house now that TJs stopped carrying it.  Really surprised whole foods doesn't have it.  I did try the whole foods ovoline mozz packed in water last night and it was actually pretty good.  My favorite "non buffalo" so far.
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Re: What kind of Cheese do you use?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 01:47:09 PM »
The buffalo mozz Costco carries is very good. Just watch the dates. It can get pretty wet in the last week or so - the same with any buffalo mozz - the fresher the better.
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Re: What kind of Cheese do you use?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 03:13:27 PM »
oh great thanks for the costco referral
i'll try it
didn't realize they had it

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Re: What kind of Cheese do you use?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 08:31:24 PM »
My Trader Joe's stopped carrying it as well.  When I asked they said it had to do with the mafia controlling the buffalo mozz industry in Italy.  I googled it and it's real thing!

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Re: What kind of Cheese do you use?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2014, 06:37:35 PM »
I find it interesting that people are so passionate about homemade dough, maintaining starters, etc, but very few seem to make homemade cheese. It's not that hard, and the results are well worth the trouble. My wife gave me this kit a year or so ago, and it was an eye opener:


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Re: What kind of Cheese do you use?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2014, 05:17:45 PM »
I've been using Trader Joes Buffalo Mozzarella recently, but I found out today my store discontinued carrying it.  I ended up going to Whole Foods and getting their fresh mozzarella "Ovoline" packed in water.  Its the cow's milk type packaged in large balls that I plan on breaking up into pieces.   Does anyone have any cheeses they would recommend and does it matter if one uses cow's milk or buffalo milk cheese for neapolitan pizza?
Thanks!
Jeff
I use the same mozzarella from Whole Foods.  I cut a small amount run it through a rotary cheese grater and mix in some freshly grated provolone and reggio parmiganao.  The grated cheeses give good coverage and taste fantastic.