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Old 01-28-2011, 10:22 AM
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Default '00' flour in Wisconsin?

If anyone knows of a source for type '00' pizza flour (e.g. Caputo), in bulk, in Wisconsin or nearby (e.g., Chicago), please share! I've been searching for a source where I can pick it up and avoid shipping costs.
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:47 PM
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Greco and Sons distributing in Milwaukee and Chicago, They do have a will-call dock for pick up.

Maybe I should ask if this is commercial or home use? Becuase 50# bags might be a little to much for just home use.
You can get another brand of 00 grind flour from Glorioso's deli on Brady Street. I think Grano is the brand name.

About Mid July, I hope to have a Professionale 120 in my restaurant in Minocqua, so if you get up this way I could do a few pounds here and there if needed.

You may be able to get a few pounds from Pizzeria Piccalo on Tosa (76th & State) if they are using Caputo (I do not know what they are using) but they do advertise as making authentic Neapolitan pies So chances are they are using the good stuff
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:19 PM
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Thanks for the ideas! I'm hoping to find a 25# bag (or so) for home use, but I could do 50# if necessary (we do lots of pizza parties anyway). Thanks again.
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For what ever it's worth, I had no problems burning through a 50 lb bag last summer (home use)
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:49 AM
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So where did you get yours, Mike?
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:43 AM
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Now if you tell me your a Yooper, I may need to find a valid reason to visit and help you go through some flour
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:01 PM
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db, check out Gordan Food Service Marketplace. i think they have a store in Rockford, Il. Escanaba or Marquette, Mi if you are a Yooper. Gordon Food Service - Food Service Distributor & Products - GFS.com it's worth a call..
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:20 AM
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I stopped by GFS this morning to pick up a Prime Rib for Superbowl and checked out the flour aisle while I was there. they have 2 brands of High Gluten flour, Bouncer and Primo Gusto. $12.00 for 25#... I don't know if either is considered "00". i will pick up a bag of the Primo Gusto the next time i need pizza flour...
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:13 AM
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Now if you tell me your a Yooper, I may need to find a valid reason to visit and help you go through some flour
No, I'm not from the Upper Peninsula. I guess the Yoopers call us "trolls" (ie - we live below the bridge).

I live in an area without a lot of good resources. I was able to track down some Caputo 00, however. There is an excellent wine shop in town. He does not carry much as far as food products, but does have a small selection of cheese and cured meats. I had the owner over for pizza one day (it's never a bad idea to become friends with the owner of a good wine shop!). We talked about the pizza making, the flour, etc. It turns out that even though he doesn't sell these products (flour, etc), his cheese is provided by a food distributer and has access to a large array of foods other than what's in his store. One quick phone call, and the guy threw the flour into his next shipment of cheese.

I think it's worth inquiring at any type of food store or deli. They may not carry the flour regularly because it is not a demand item, but if you are willing to pay ahead of time, I'm sure they might be able to order it.
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I know this is late - but I was able to buy a 50# bag of 00 at Fraboni's in Madison by special order. The owner is great to work with. (Steve Fraboni).
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