What is the best all professional brand mozzarella cheese

What is the best brand mozzarella cheese to but for New York or Chicago style pizza? I have access to professional brands.

Austin K.
posted about 4 years ago

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Grande brand is without a doubt the best mozzarella cheese. It's pricier, but man, it's good.

It's also possible to get it at some grocery stores.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted about 4 years ago

Thanks, just bought a 6 pound block of Grande at a restaurant food supply store. It looks really good through the packaging. I will have it on a pizza Sunday night after the dough does a bulk and an individual dough ball rise according to The Pizza Bible.

Thanks for your help.

- Austin   about 4 years ago

RAj, have you found it in the Bay Area?


Ken K.
posted about 4 years ago

Hi Ken, I've seen stocked at most Whole Foods in the Bay Area. Mollie Stone's also has it.

- Raj   about 4 years ago

Grande is a great cheese. Love it. Mollie Stones charges an arm and a leg, though, for a pound...here in Sausalito it's almost $9 a pound.

A worthy sub is Safeway's Lucerne brand. It's the only mozza I have found on a retail level that's great for pizza., except for TJ's former "North Beach Mozzarella" produced by Cascade Dairy out of Hayward. The Lucerne has a nice melt, string and it comes with a nice tang to it.

If you decide to try the Lucerne brand, I always go 50/50 whole-milk and part-skim with some grated Pecorino thrown in to prevent clumping.

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Mike K.
posted about 4 years ago

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