have you guys exhausted all your resources for finding it locally?
If you email grande they will put you in touch with your regional rep. When I talked to mine he contacted a few of the pizzerias that used the product and found one near me that was willing to sell it to me for 4$ a pound.
Also if you email grande asking what wholesalers in your area sell the product they will give you that list. There were five around Boston and after contacting them all I found one that was willing to sell cash and carry as long as I ordered at least one loaf or bag (5lbs). They were even cheaper.
I just hate to see you guys paying all that and freezing it. I forgot to mention earlier that it tends to burn easier after freezing.
I think I've exhausted all local resources but the idea of getting info from grande is a great one, thanks! I will try that!
I've been at this a bit longer than since I've shown up here on this forum. I've tried every supermarket from Gilroy to SF. I've tried Costco. I've tried any foodservice place that would let me in. I've tried Smart-n-Final. I've tried every cheese shop I could find (remember Monty Python??). I tried the one (and only one) good pizza place in the South Bay. My wife thinks I'm freakin crazy.
So far, the only place selling what I believe to be real grande chunks is Whole Foods @ $8/lb (last I checked).
However, in the case of SA pepperoni, I think the Hormel stick (slice it yourself!) comes pretty close. Especially if you nuke it for a few seconds to draw out some of the oil before putting it on a pie. I emailed SA a long time ago asking for a local outlet (or if I could swing by and pick some up?) and got no answer. So screw them, Hormel is good enough for me. But, in the case of Grande whole milk mozz loaf, I've not yet found anything close. I hate to gush so much about grande but I'm really shocked, especially living in the land of the California Happy Cows that I can't get something even close. So, I'm left with either ordering it in bulk and freezing it or paying $8/lb.
But, with Scott's suggestion, hopefully I can get around this one...
I'm off to email Grande now!