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Spanish Market in Edmonton?

ron1969 May 18, 2009 04:12 PM

Does anyone out there know where I can find authentic, good quality, foods from Spain? In particular I am looking for Serrano or better yet Iberico ham as well Manchego or Cabrales cheeses.

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    danniek RE: ron1969 May 18, 2009 04:40 PM

    I get Serrano Ham and Manchego at the Italian store off Calgary Tr

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      ron1969 RE: danniek May 18, 2009 08:38 PM

      Thanks is there an address or ahould I just google Italian Store, I usually go to the Italian Centre Market downtown, I wonder if they would have a similar selection?

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        danniek RE: ron1969 May 18, 2009 10:55 PM

        Sorry... I guess I should have been more specific. These long weekends cause my brain to shut off :)

        Here is the website:

        I go to the South one. I would assume they have the same stuff at the North store, but I am not 100% sure.

    2. sarah galvin RE: ron1969 May 18, 2009 06:06 PM

      You won't find Iberico.

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        ron1969 RE: sarah galvin May 18, 2009 08:38 PM

        Do you know if it can ordered from anywhere?

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          sarah galvin RE: ron1969 May 18, 2009 08:50 PM

          I have read that it is not imported into Canada. I have been looking for it since my vacation in Spain.

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            fmed RE: sarah galvin May 18, 2009 11:08 PM

            Bosa Foods (Vancouver) and Serrano Imports (Toronto) recently started importing Iberico. Give them a call to see if they have distributors in your city. (They both brought in Bellota for the first time in January). If no one supplies in Edmonton...call Oyama on Granville Island (they get theirs from Bosa)...perhaps they ship.

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              raidar RE: fmed May 19, 2009 07:46 AM

              Helpful as always. Thanks for the heads up fmed!

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                fmed RE: raidar May 19, 2009 08:58 AM

                Anytime! Or should I say - de nada! (It's not cheap...the Bolleta is even more expensive if they still have any):

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                  raidar RE: fmed May 19, 2009 09:39 AM

                  Not cheap is right, but what says a good time like splurging on meats, cheeses, olive oil and good bread!

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                MrsCris RE: fmed May 19, 2009 09:20 PM

                Re: Oyama: After swooning over the citrus air dried beef, the wild boar salami, and the smoked buffalo all from Oyama, we emailed them to find out if they could ship and address our new addiction. Alas, they reported the could not "legally" ship out of province, and suggested we ask someone locally to purchase and ship on our behalf.
                So, you could see if Oyama stocks it, and then bribe someone locally to purchase it and ship to you. And me. :)

        2. felix the hound RE: ron1969 May 19, 2009 01:22 PM

          We buy Manchego at the Italian Centre on 95 St and 109 Ave. You will find other products made in Spain there.

          I have also seen Manchego at Costco but i am not sure whether they carry it regularly.

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            ron1969 RE: ron1969 May 19, 2009 05:49 PM

            Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I knew it would nt be an easy find. I will try my luck at the Italian centre Shop, and now that I know they have one on the South side i will drop in there for a visit. What does anyone know about El Safadi Brothers? I was in there once a while back and bought some very nice portuguese olive oil but I fail to remember if they had much of a selection of cured meats or cheeses...any help?

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              egon61 RE: ron1969 May 19, 2009 06:31 PM

              Can't comment first hand but as they're focused on Middle Eastern products I'm not sure they'd have a huge selection of pork-based cold cuts.

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                ron1969 RE: egon61 May 22, 2009 10:29 PM

                Visited there (Elsafadi) yesterday, no serrano, but a small selection of salamis and the like. Picked up some harissa and some more olive oil, tried their signature brand and it is very good and priced decently. The Serrano ham I found at the Italian center market (southside) along with manchego and a rather flavorful chorizo.

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              like to cook RE: ron1969 Mar 11, 2010 05:01 PM

              You can get serrano ham , manchego chesse and pimenton (all three types) in the downtown soby store on Jasper. Also you can get fresh cherizo at the sunterra store near southgate and dry cherizo at saveonfood on 109 st and jasper.

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                cleopatra999 RE: like to cook Mar 13, 2010 05:54 AM

                Ben's meats is starting to carry chorizo now too. it is by Freybe. have not tried it yet though.

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                  Dan G RE: cleopatra999 Mar 13, 2010 11:37 AM

                  Italian Centre usually has dry chorizo. One is from Ontario and very good, and another from Spain that is considerably more expensive and probably not superior enough to warrant the extra money.

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