Grande Mozzarella


I live in Petaluma, CA and have been making theses pizzas for several years now. Recently I went to Whole Foods to buy some Grande Cheese and was told that they no longer carry that brand. Does anyone know who would carry it in Sonoma or Marin County? Is there a brand equal to or better then Grande that is available for retail purchase?

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Raymond R.
posted over 1 year ago

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How about Cowgirl? I've not had Grande cheese, but I've had Cowgirl and really like it (though I've not used it on pizzas).

Tory Glenn
posted over 1 year ago


Mollie Stone's.

They charge an arm and leg though. Their shops are notoriously overpriced.

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Mike K.
posted over 1 year ago


Thanks for the quick response. I haven't tried Cowgirl, however before I left Whole Foods yesterday I grabbed two of their blocks of whole milk mozzarella. A few months ago I had made six dough balls and only used four. The extra two were frozen and stored in a freezer bag. Yesterday, as an experiment, I took them out and thawed them to make two Cal Italia pies. The Whole Foods mozzarella was great and the frozen doughs were perfect. If I find any better cheese I will keep you posted, thanks again.

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Raymond R.
posted over 1 year ago


Grande is really overpriced and hard to find in stores on the west coast especially. There is a really nice cheese that's easily available though with similar results as Grande. Head over to a Costco Business Center (not the normal costco, this one is specific for businesses, just google it), and buy a block of Bella Rosano.

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Kisuka K.
posted over 1 year ago


Thanks for the heads up, I'll see what I can find.

Raymond R.
posted over 1 year ago


Big John's in Healdsburg carries Grande Mozz in the deli.

Robert Boinski
posted 5 months ago


That’s great news Rob, that’s not far from Petaluma. I’ll check it out. Thx.

Raymond R.
posted 5 months ago


No problem! I was searching for grande for years until I randomly saw it there while picking up proscuitto. It’s ~7.49 a pound, I just picked some up today to test on my Roccbox.

Robert Boinski
posted 5 months ago


Robert, what did you think? Grande is not cheap, but it's a very high quality product.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted 5 months ago


I live in Buffalo NY...you know what the go to mozzarella is here?
Since we've got a cheese factory on the city lines of Lackawanna and South Buffalo NY...Galbani is what I use. Just like you have a picture of the pepperoni I slice like "Pauly in Goodfellas'," you know the garlic scene. I do the same thing to the Margherita. It literally dissolves into the cheese leaving only the casing.

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James Arlotta
posted about 1 month ago


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