Mozzarella (Fior di Latte)


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.


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…


and the sausages from Villa…


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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