WELCOME TO RAMINI MOZZARELLA
A rare and rich authentic water buffalo mozzarella cheese delicacy.
Just when you thought that mozzarella cheese was a taste from heaven, take it a step further and experience buffalo mozzarella. The Great White Whale of American creation of cheese. There is nothing more foreign than the authenticity and delicacy of creating what originates in Italy, the one ingredient of buffalo milk. Made in the United States, we still cannot reach the purest creation of such an addition to our cuisines.
To understand the quest of authenticity to Italian cuisine, fresh mozzarella di bufala is a process that a purchase cannot wrap up in one order. This cheese is made exclusively by the buffalo, not quite like mozzarella because it has almost twice the fat of cows milk which creates its texture and taste creamy and full of flavor. Consider this version of cheese as the royal choice of taste that cannot be duplicated by any other means.
THE AMAZING AMERICAN DREAM
It all started with 5 water buffalo and a husband and wife with a dream.
Pictured above is Craig & Audrey, the owners & founders of Ramini Mozzarella LLC, which is a small buffalo mozzarella cheese company that is located in Tomales, California.
It is our seventh year of cheese production and we now have a consistently good working recipe and technique for making local, fresh mozzarella cheese that is worthy of comparison to the wonderful mozzarella di bufala that is made in Italy.
Purchase fresh mozzarella at our ranch on Saturday or by contacting us for an appointment.
We are also pleased to be supplying these fine establishments…
• restaurants such as Seven Hills, Montesacro, Saison, and The Morris in San Francisco, Pizzalina in San Anselmo, Rosewood Miramar Beach in Santa Barbara, The Kitchen Table and Hog Island Oyster in Marin, Lucia’s Berkeley in Berkeley, Saltwater Oyster Depot in Inverness, and Stanly Ranch in Napa Valley.
• grocery stores such as The Epicurean Trader in San Francisco, Woodlands Market, Good Earth Natural Foods and Marin Community Farm Stand & CSA in Marin, Oliver’s Market in Sonoma, Small Goods in La Jolla, and Elroy’s Fine Foods in Carmel.
• farmers markets such as Foodwise San Francisco Ferry Building in San Francisco (Saturday), AIM Markets San Rafael Civic Center (Thursday/Sunday), Larkspur Landing Marin Community Mart ‘MCM’ (Saturday), Sebastopol Farmers Market (Sunday), Mar Vista Venice Boulevard Los Angeles (Sunday). Coming soon AIM Point Reyes.
A STAGGERING 45 WATER BUFFALO
We conduct Tours and do Tastings every week, schedule yours today!
“OH, WHAT AMAZING MILK IT TRULY IS”
Water buffalo produce less milk than cows – six or seven liters per day, in comparison to cow’s 28 liters. To put that into perspective, it takes one liter of milk to make one 250-gram ball, the agricultural standard for mozzarella di bufala. But oh what amazing milk it is. “Buffalo milk always gives a paste which is creamy and translucent in color (the milk doesn’t have carotene) and above all it’s sweet like the cheese is, determined by the concentration of fat. Buffalo milk is particularly, by its composition, known for its pearly white color and for the sweetness of its taste.”
HANDCRAFTED, REAL BUFFALO MOZZARELLA
California’s only source of authentic mozzarella di bufala
Water Buffalo are sensitive loving animals that respond to human touch and affection with equal affection. This relationship is very special. In exchange for giving them love they have a release of oxytocin and give up their milk. We train our animals to come in and give milk using the reward system so each animal has made the decision that they want to be milked. Our babies are hand raised and socialized to love human contact and interaction.