The Mozzarella Kings of New York | Food Skills

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  • Published on:  7/9/2018
  • Subscribe to First We Feast on YouTube: out more of First We Feast here: isn't just a cheese, it's a work of art—at least the way it's made at Casa Della Mozzarella in the Bronx. Located on the corner of 187th Street and Arthur Avenue, the beloved Italian deli is helmed by father-son duo Orazio and Carlo Carciotto. Armed with little more than a pot of boiling water, a few pinches of salt, and an old wooden oar, the Carciottos pride themselves on turning blocks of lifeless cheese curds into molten cascades of creamy mozzarella. The shop is a stalwart in the Belmont section of the Bronx, and Carlo, in particular, was raised in the Italian enclave of Arthur Avenue—a strip of storefronts and restaurants increasingly referred to as NYC's "real" Little Italy. In this special installment of Food Skills, Carlo gives a behind-the-scenes tour of one of New York's most legendary neighborhoods, while Orazio breaks down the secrets to his uniquely American success story. In NYC, it's not difficult to a find a delicious pizza margherita, or a mind-blowing chicken parmigiana, but here, at Casa Della Mozzarella, cheese isn't just an ingredient, but a bucket-list meal all its own. Director: Jackson ConnorProducers: Jackson Connor, Tanai Milgram, Dustin Flannery-McCoyDirector of Photography: Dustin Flannery-McCoyEditor: Dustin Flannery-McCoyCamera Operator: David Dominguez Sound: Michael Moote Production Assistant: Dawn RichardFirst We Feast videos offer an iconoclastic view into the culinary world, taking you behind-the-scenes with some of the country's best chefs and finding the unexpected places where food and pop culture intersect.


  • Jeff Ward
    Jeff Ward a years ago+1650

    " I couldn't be more proud to call him my father." Thanks for the great video.

  • Abbreviated Reviews
    Abbreviated Reviews a years ago+1284

    You haven't experienced good mozzarella until you've choked on an endlessly stretching string.

  • Galactic123
    Galactic123 a years ago+330

    Real success is having a child who looks up to you the way this man does. Fuck the money. Not saying money doesn't mean anything, but at the end of the day, and at the end of your life, the love and respect of your family is the true measure of a life well-lived.

  • HvTvNetwork
    HvTvNetwork a years ago+560

    I think they’re Italian

  • Matthew Wade
    Matthew Wade a years ago+379

    That older guy looks like he can make you disappear.

    NOT ANOTHER COOKING SHOW a years ago+511

    Owned a grilled cheese truck in NYC called Food Freaks back in 2012, we had a sandwich called the arthur ave. And we'd stop every few days at Casa Della Mozzarella to pick up our fresh mozzarella and soppresatta. It truly is the best and the experience of the neighborhood is one of the best in the city. Great job giving these guys the spot light.

  • Ariyabeats
    Ariyabeats a years ago+363

    First We Feast did this better than Tasty, don't @ me

  • WrecklessEating
    WrecklessEating a years ago+509

    I want to clean my body in that.

  • Emmanuel Alejandro
    Emmanuel Alejandro a years ago+232

    Dang I want a caprese salad like now.

  • assasinRTCme
    assasinRTCme a years ago+88

    Oh wtf I thought Manu Ginobli was about to make some cheese.

  • Cadrid
    Cadrid a years ago+56

    I'm mildly disappointed their slogan isn't "We're gonna make you some mozza you can't refuse."

  • Jess !
    Jess ! a years ago+89

    really well-spoken guy! Great video, the mozzarella looks so delicious

  • No Pulse Podcast
    No Pulse Podcast a years ago+70

    Naughty cows made that sexy cheese

  • Fool Slayer
    Fool Slayer 11 months ago+22

    Mozzarella King: The reason why I'm doing so good is because I love what in doing.
    Me: I can't even find a job...

  • Alex
    Alex a years ago+392

    Immigrants make america.
    Immigrants made america.
    Immigrants brought cheese.
    Thank you for the cheese (and all the other things like democracy and bagels)

  • Sjoerd Redeker
    Sjoerd Redeker a years ago+10

    Loving the salt bae reference 😂

  • Manuver
    Manuver  3 days ago

    I didn’t know French Montana made mozzarella!

  • Weird Ass Candy Review
    Weird Ass Candy Review a years ago+9

    Great video, the cheese looks amazing & the way he talks about his dad is so sweet. Love it.

  • Henk X
    Henk X a years ago+1

    Alex Frency Guy Cooking, this is for you :-D

  • Maciej Nenutil
    Maciej Nenutil 3 months ago+3

    Good job on the award, fantastic video you guys!