Mozzarella (Fior di Latte)

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When we left to visit our friends in the Hamptons on Monday, I tried to bring some good fresh mozzarella from A&S Italian Deli in Wyckoff, N.J. only to discover that they were closed. I was tempted to go through Fiore's in Hoboken, but it was too far out of our way and I wasn't sure that they would be open either. After we arrived in the hamptons, I was thrilled to learn that there is an Italian Deli there that makes an outstanding fresh mozzarella – Villa Italian Specialties in East Hampton. For my sons birthday, we bought a couple of still warm, fresh mozzarelle (actually fiore di latte as mozzarella refers most accurately to mozzarella di bufala) and some coiled Italian cheese and parsley sausages.

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The creamy, burrata-like mozzarella was served simply, dressed with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and a little fresh basil. The flavor was outstanding with the tang of a perfect mozzarella, while the consistency was perfectly creamy with just enough firmness to cut through it smoothly.

The mozzarella was served along with a tomato and basil salad…

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and the sausages from Villa…

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Delicious! Both the mozzarella and the sausages were as good as any that I've had in or around the City, which is saying something.


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2 Responses to Mozzarella (Fior di Latte)

  1. We just enjoyed some amazing mozzarella from AS Pork Stores, 530A Larkfield Road, E. Northport 11731, 631-266-1540. I wonder if they are related to the A&S you tried in NJ?

  2. docsconz says:

    I believe that they are all related under the banner of A&S Fine Foods, though that is difficult to ascertain with certainty via the internet.

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