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Grande Italian Blend
« on: December 01, 2009, 08:30:51 PM »
Has anyone used the Grande Italian Blend before. I want to buy it but the only place that sells it is PennMac and they charge $34.97 with shipping for a 5 pound bag. I am going to New York on Saturday if anyone knows where I can pick up MASS QUANTITIES of Grande please tell me. I would like to get some East Coast blend and try out the Italian blend also.


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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 07:55:36 PM »
NO ONE, come on someone has to beable to answer my question ::).

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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 08:21:11 PM »
are you referring to the 50/50 ?  50% WM Mozz and 50% Provolone

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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 09:40:06 PM »
what is your location??
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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 09:44:39 AM »
are you referring to the 50/50 ?  50% WM Mozz and 50% Provolone

Yes, but it is PS not WM. They call the 50%PS/50% Provolone their "Italian Blend"

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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 09:44:57 AM »
what is your location??

Boston, Massachusetts

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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 03:49:29 PM »
Can someone please get back to me I am going to New York Saturday moring to buy stuff and I would like to get some Grande east coast. I am going to be in the Bronx/Queens area, and maybe Manhatten.

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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 04:04:52 PM »
Yes, but it is PS not WM. They call the 50%PS/50% Provolone their "Italian Blend"

Actually, they just use Italian blends as a heading, under which both the 50/50 and the Cheddar blend are included.

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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2009, 04:21:49 PM »
David,

While you are waiting for further responses, you might take a look at this thread for possible leads, even though the thread may not be up to date: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,1910.0.html. You might also go to grande.com and call them at the number listed there. They may be able to connect you with a source of the cheeses you are looking for.

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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2009, 08:18:00 PM »
David,

You might also go to grande.com and call them at the number listed there. They may be able to connect you with a source of the cheeses you are looking for.

Peter

I emailed them and they sent me a list but I don't know if they are cash and carries or grocery stores. I can put the list up if you guys want.


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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2009, 08:23:07 PM »
I can put the list up if you guys want.

Why not? Maybe someone will know whether the places are cash and carry or grocery stores.

Peter

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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2009, 08:58:24 PM »
BrickStoneOven,
I bought a case of this about 6 months ago and found it to be pretty good.  The reason I tried it, is because I had always incorporated some Provolone in with my East Coast Blend.  I will tell you however that I found the ECB to be better.   To me the 50/50 was a little too sharp/pungent for me.  The ECB is a milder cheese.  I am going back to ECB with about 10-20% Provolone..

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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2009, 10:17:09 PM »
i love that sharp prove taste . in the area of ohio i live in that is what most of the independent pizzerias use. i am in the business and i mix 5 pounds of 50/50 with 15 pounds of mozzarella to get a taste my customers like. now when i make a pizza for me it is straight 50/ 50. grande is a excellent product. very consistent , there pre-shred uses no gasses in the bag, and there marketing for the independents is exceptional .grande today cost me 2.56 per pound.

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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2009, 10:57:26 PM »
Here is the list of places that carry Grande cheese. The one I will probably end up going to is Pruzzo Stop One Deli because it is near the place I am going to. I am going to Mike's Deli on Aurther Ave. I am going to grab some things and go to a couple pizza places to see what the differences are between their pizza and mine. See what really NY pizza is, if anyone has any good pizza places they have been to in the Bronx or Manhatten let me know.

A & C Superette884 Manor Road - STATEN ISLAND (718)-761-0900
A&S Fine Foods Rockville Centre216 Sunrise Hwy - Rockville Centre (516)-255-0305
A&S Pork Store4747-23 Nesconsett Ave - Nesconsett (631)-928-4422
A&S Pork Store Franklin Square742 Franklin Ave. - Franlin Square (516)-825-7171
A&S Pork Store Oceanside3382 Long Beach Road - Oceanside (516)-764-4606
Antonio Gourmet Salumeria7319 Amboy Rd - STATEN ISLAND (718)-605-2253
Dick's Deli857 Castieton Road - STATEN ISLAND (718)-442-4587
Gemelli Fine Foods115 East Main st - Babylon (631)-321-4515
Iron Tomato61 Mamaroneck Avenue - White Plains (914)-328-9400
MERCADANTE DELI270 ROUTE 6 - Mahopac (845)-621-2750
Mona Lisa Salumeria829 Post Road - Scarsdale (914)-723-3493
Pellegrini MeatsCovert Ave. - Stewart Manor (516)-775-8666
Pruzzo Stop One Deli2937 - Westchester Avenue Bronx (718)-863-5650
Sansotta2 WESTBROOK DRIVE - Cortlandt Manor (914)-526-4912
Scott's Five Star Meat Center1155 Jericho Tpke - Commack (631)-543-4350
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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2009, 09:27:20 PM »
You are better looking at a cash and carry
Some of those places will charge alot more then the cash and carry.
I know of 3 of those stores and think you will waste your time...........
But then  again I can be wrong............

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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2009, 08:15:56 PM »
I went to 4 of the places on the list and none of them had the cheese. I called one by he said they only had WM blocks and I needed some East Coast blend. Whatever I got a lot of other cheese and 3 pounds of fresh mozzarella, also got hot and sweat sausages. Let's see how it's goes tomorrow, I am doing the Ovaltine dough recipe.

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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2009, 02:29:01 PM »
I finally found a place where I can buy Grande from in MA. I got a case of Grande East Coast Blend, it was 2.77 a pound and payed 83.14 total. Is that a good price for a pound of east coast?

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Re: Grande Italian Blend
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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2009, 02:46:44 PM »
BSO,

What's the name & location of where you bought the Grande?

Did you want that quantity or do they only sell it by the case?

Do they carry the Grande Italian Blends (Mozz/Prov  and Mozz/Prov/Cheddar)?


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Re: Grande Italian Blend
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2009, 08:47:44 PM »
Why do you think $2.77 a lb is too much?
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