Israeli soft white cheese (Gvina Levana) in the east bay
Does anoybody around know were one can find soft white israeli cheese (Gvina Levena) in the east bay (Berkeley/oakland area)?
Yes we did, but the owner was not that cooperative. and the answer was it will be now and than and not on a regular basis.
Another shop - Zand on Solano av. in ALbany sugested they are willing to bring it - but want at least 10 people to make intrest in that - they sugested that they have brought it before but not too many people bought it... so they stopped.
So prefarably we are looking for another shop who might have these on a regular basis - or to create some list for zand.
There is a new place that is to be opening soon on Solano Ave., just west of San Pablo. It has been "opening soon" for months, and first it was going to be Israeli, but now apparently more broad middle-eastern. It looks like they are making a lot of progress on the place (maybe it has just already opened) and maybe they'd be eager to please new customers. I'm sorry I don't have the name/address, but it is on Solano, on the north side of the street, in the 2d block west of San Pablo.
Saffron Gourmet (last I looked) 1007 Solano
Are they really finally making progress. I gave up driving by and just kind of glance down the street occasionally to see if there are lights on. They do seem to have a phone number now ... 529-1344
You might try some of the fresh white cheeses at Indus Village. They have dozens from a lot of different countries.
Will have to wait and see what will come out of this place - But thanks for preventing me from exploring it tomorrow....
BTW - The Israeli soft white cheese is a close relative of the sour Labane - but it is more softer and not sour - excellent for cheese cakes (if not the best for such ;))
Zand in Solano will order it some time next week and it probably will be in store few days later (so it is about 10 days from now). I will post an update as soon as I know.
So all of you carving for bread an cheese or for a real cheese cake - get ready....
(BTW the other one on solano 1007 does not looking to be open soon as of my tour outside of it yesterday)
Last update -
The 1st shipment should arive to ZAND this friday.
So hopefully all we'll be able to enjoy thereafter...