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Offline caymus

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Slicing Mozzarella
« on: December 20, 2013, 01:37:44 PM »
I noticed at the supermarket today that they had cheese labeled "Slicing Mozzarella" in the deli.  In this case it was a large brick of Sorrento.  Is this different than the small 1 lb bricks?  I noticed it was also more expensive that the smaller bricks.  I did not buy any since I am working on a 6 lb brick of Jacobo Mozzarella (which was about 1/3 the cost)

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Offline Aimless Ryan

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Re: Slicing Mozzarella
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 02:34:38 PM »
I'd say the only difference is the size (and the price). You can't make pretty slice-sized slices out of the small, rectangular cheese. Looks like they're charging for the labor to slice the cheese.

Offline dmcavanagh

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Re: Slicing Mozzarella
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 09:33:12 AM »
not for certain, I buy Sorrento cheese often, both the 1 lb. blocks in the grocery store and the 5 lb. blocks at a food service store. I generally find the 5 lb. blocks to be solider, not as soft as the grocery store 1 pounders. Also, Sorrento has two different formulations for their ricotta cheese, the three pound containers I get in a BJ's wholesale store are different then the containers bought in a grocery store. You always pay top dollar for the cheeses that are sliced at the deli. I commonly buy that same loaf of Sorrento for about $2.25 a pound at the food service store.