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Where can I buy Mizithra cheese in Edmonton, Saskatoon or Regina?

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retrogirl Dec 30, 2007 05:20 PM

Anyone know where I can buy this type of cheese?

  1. howlin Dec 30, 2007 07:18 PM

    i dont know if those cities have a sobeys(im sure of edmonchuck) but thats whese i buy mine in calgary .(and soon in strathmore) hope that helps.its not a bad cheese,sort of a really dry feta

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      Bob Mac Dec 31, 2007 05:46 AM

      retrogirl:

      As howlin suggested, Sobeys usually carries a large wedge of mizithra as part of their cheese complement.

      I expect other supermarket chains or larger deli's would do the same thing.

      Of course you can always check with Omonia Foods or Hellas but it has been a number of years since I have had occasion to go to either.

      It used to be that you had to go to one of them or Spinelli's if you wanted decent feta but choices have expanded significantly of late.

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      freakpirate Jan 6, 2008 09:00 PM

      If you're looking in Edmonton, try Paddy's Cheese Market. I'm pretty sure they carry it.

      1. brh973 Jan 8, 2008 01:17 PM

        The Bulk Cheese Warehouse in Saskatoon carries it.

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          Dan G Jan 8, 2008 06:43 PM

          If you are still looking in Edmonton, I just saw it in the new SaveOn in Terwillegar (Rabbit Hill and 23rd). I haven't heard of it - what is it comparable too? Seemed pretty dry and hard...

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            Bob Mac Jan 8, 2008 07:18 PM

            Dan G:

            It certainly is dry.

            I chuckled when I first saw the quaere because I too wondered what one would do with it. That was because whenever I see it mentioned I think of moving out here [Edmonton] almost 30 years ago and it was one of the standards at the Olde Spaghetti Factory in the Boardwalk. Yep, "fine dining" [?] on a "student budget" with a loan to pay off. It was one of the options, if you did not have the red sauce you might have opted for the pretty bad spaghetti topped with the dry white cheese.

            It has been a very long time since I have been in a spaghetti factory so do not know if it is still on the menu along with the basic salad, bread and spumoni ice cream................

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              Bob Mac Jan 8, 2008 07:23 PM

              just googled spaghetti factory and there it was as one of their basic options...browned butter and mizithra cheese a la Homer...have to confess I do not remember the browned butter........

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                brh973 Jan 9, 2008 02:01 PM

                I love mizithra on green beans cooked with butter and garlic. I make it a lot when I'm camping. I suppose it's sort of like a parmesan? I don't know how to explain it really but it's good.

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