Vantaggio aged whole milk mozzarella


Has anyone tried this cheese yet or know where to get it without going through a distributor? Would love to try it myself.

The cheese is supposed to be right up there and on par with Grande if not better, according to some guys on the PMQ Think Tank forum, but without the premium price sticker that comes with Grande.

http://www.bellissimofoods.com/sub_brand.aspx?brand=Vantaggio

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Mike K.
posted about 2 years ago

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Since Vantaggio is packed by Saputo for the whole sale market, it is unlikely it is available retail. I sell a similar cheese (and I have sold Saputo too) and I am willing to bet you can't find it retail. I'll check tomorrow with our cheese buyer and find out for you. Vantaggio is a Wisconsin product so rest assured about the quality.
The other important thing to know about that is, if a cheese is made for the professional community it doesn't have the preservatives in it for the retail market. So, by that alone I would say it is not available.
I have been told by a manufacturer rep for a national brand cheese that the retail pack is NOT the same as the whole sale pack. That should explain it.

Bill F.
posted about 2 years ago


Thanks Bill. Appreciate the reply.

I heard that Saputo was packing it. Please let me know what your buyer says.

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Mike K.
posted about 2 years ago


Thanks Mike,
Vantaggio is not available retail, I am waiting on one more contact to get further info on it.

Bill F.
posted about 2 years ago

Thanks, Bill. I was afraid that is the case. I checked hi and lo online but without a commercial account I don't think there's a way to get my hands on a couple of loaves of the Vantaggio d'Oro. Saputo Gold is also said to be the next best thing to Grande but I'm not sure since I have yet to try it. Perhaps Restaurant Depot carries the Saputo Gold or the Cash & Carry in SF.

- Mike   about 2 years ago


Hi Mike,
Vantaggio was a brand for Vesuvio foods, which was bought by U.S. Foods (my former employer) and is still sold by U.S. foods. Vesuvio was a pizza distributor from NJ so you should contact U.S. Foods about it.
But, just as I suspected, if it was the house brand for them, ANY Wisconsin mozzarella will cut up against it with no problem.
I do not recall seeing Saputo in Restaurant depot, and since U.S. sells it I doubt they would. Best bet is buddy up with a sales rep in your area and maybe he/she would hook you up.

Bill F.
posted about 2 years ago


Bill, thanks for all the leg work. I'll check with one of my buddies who operates a pie shop and see if he can get his hands one a loaf or two.

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Mike K.
posted about 2 years ago


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