Just opened my first shop in Chicagoland after relocating back this way from San Francisco. Maybe it's because I'm a new shop and haven't established a volume yet but so far cheese prices here are insane compared to California. I've checked Battaglia, Greco, US Foods, and Sysco. All were +0.60/lb over market or higher for their name brand mozzarella. For example, US Foods has WM mozz under their brand Roseli for $2.66/lb and Grande (the so-called king of mozzarella) has WM mozz for $2.61/lb. In SF, it's common the cheese prices would be around 0.20/lb over market across all distributors for their name brand mozzarella. With the market closing at $1.61/lb for block yesterday and around that the past several days of trading, the cheese prices should be around $1.81-1.85/lb. Anyone else using a different distributor in Chicago area with better mozzarella prices?