Sooner rather than later I'll sit down and actually crank out a real post with words and thoughts and maybe even a recipe. But this new blogging interface has this nifty feature- a "Blog It!" browser bookmarklet that pops up a microblogging layer on top of your current page and lets you, well, blog about it. Don't forget that I'm an internet geek as well as a food geek, so this kind of stuff gets me going. Hurray for the social web.
Anyway, I've heard of Fiore di Nonno, a cheesemaker based in Somerville, and have been meaning to try some of their mozzarella. Fresh mozzarella is one of those pure and perfect foods that is at its best when joined on the plate by only a pure and perfect tomato, a gentle drizzle of olive oil and a tease of fleur de sel. Sigh.
I especially love the buffalo milk variety (buffala) for it's distinct tang and it's sublime creaminess, but I am absolutely dying to try some burrata, which is, in essence, mozzarella filled with cream. Sounds dreadful, no?
According to their site, Fiore di Nonno products are available at just about all the usual local foodie haunts, including Dave's Fresh Pasta, both Formaggio locations, and at the Kickass Cupcakes Dairy Bar. They also sell at a number of farmer's markets, and apparently, also will be selling at the pick-up location for the winter CSA I'm hoping to buy into...more details on that later. Assuming it works out, I'll be receiving three 38lb shares of kale, squashes, turnips, dried beans and other rooty goodness. I am all aflutter just imagining the soups, stews, and pickles I'd invent with my harvest.