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Offline mitchjg

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"buf" brand buffalo mozzarella
« on: August 08, 2014, 06:18:55 PM »
Anyone seen and/or tried this stuff?  I saw it on the shelves of Whole Foods today when I was prowling around.

It looks exclusive to Whole Foods, at least for now.

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I am not familiar with pricing for Buffalo mozzarella - this stuff is $18 per pound.  Is that typical?  really high?

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Re: "buf" brand buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 06:27:56 PM »
Costco is a lot less - $12 for 500g.
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Re: "buf" brand buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 07:12:25 PM »
Thanks.  I should have caught the other thread where the costco pricing is discussed.  I may be there on Tuesday anyway and, if we declare Tuesday to be pizza day, may pick some up.

With regards to taste, etc would appreciate any experience in the "buf".  I don't want to go to costco just for this. The gas $ offsets the price, blah blah. ........
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Re: "buf" brand buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2014, 07:53:43 PM »
this stuff is $18 per pound.

$9.99/7oz = $22.83/lb
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Re: "buf" brand buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2014, 10:14:53 PM »
Oops and duh. Thx    :-[
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Re: "buf" brand buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2014, 06:50:21 PM »
I pay a lot more than that for some cheeses, but I don't normally put them on pizza or buy them by the pound.  I will try some of that the next time I fire the oven if they have it here at WF.


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Re: "buf" brand buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014, 07:13:39 PM »
I pay a lot more than that for some cheeses, but I don't normally put them on pizza or buy them by the pound.  I will try some of that the next time I fire the oven if they have it here at WF.
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Re: "buf" brand buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2014, 03:48:21 PM »
Went to Costco today.  No buffalo mozzarella.... :'(

So, rather than go traveling from store to store, I bought their Galbani Fresh Mozzarella - 3 X 1/2 pound packages for a total of $6.99.  Pretty good.  It has been awhile since I actually tried the cheese itself so we'll see about this.

Addendum:

Grrrrr.....

I took a look at the Galbani, thinking about freezing it since there was so much.  The expiration date was August 6 (today being the 12th).  Geez, this is Costco - you know, high volume, rapid turnover, standards, etc.  I called the store to advise them to pull the stuff off the shelves before they sold anymore.  It will go back for a refund next time I am there, even if it is green.

So, starting out with thinking about buffalo mozzarella, settling for the Galbani, I was now facing settling for the Trader Joe's brick mozzarella that was in the fridge (the stuff's not bad at all, but there is a principle in here somewhere).  We headed to Safeway for other stuff and I came across "Angelo & Franco" fresh mozzarella.  BBQChuck, here in the forums seems to like it and a couple of others have been at least neutral sounding. 

We'll find out!
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Re: "buf" brand buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2014, 06:29:54 PM »
Mitch,
It`s either the Galbani or the Belgios/something that gets very bad reviews here doesn`t it?
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Re: "buf" brand buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2014, 06:33:51 PM »
If I recall correctly, from reading a bunch of threads - My impression is the Begioso (spelling?) is not like very much by most.  But, the Galbani is at least OK for most.  Galbani is now owned by Precious (or the other around) - they rebranded Precious to Galbani.
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Re: "buf" brand buffalo mozzarella
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2016, 07:04:37 PM »
Anyone seen and/or tried this stuff?  I saw it on the shelves of Whole Foods today when I was prowling around.



A Whole Foods just opened their first store here two weeks ago and my wife bought me a pkg. of the  "buf" brand buffalo mozzarella.  I was not impressed.  Very bland, almost NO flavor and as pointed out above it is expensive.  I won't be using it again.

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