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May 18, 2009 04:12 PM

Spanish Market in Edmonton?

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

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    1. re: danniek

      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?

      1. re: ron1969

        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.

      1. re: sarah galvin

        Do you know if it can ordered from anywhere?

        1. re: ron1969

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

          1. re: sarah galvin

            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 Oyama on Granville Island (they get theirs from Bosa)...perhaps they ship.

            1. re: fmed

              Helpful as always. Thanks for the heads up fmed!

              1. re: raidar

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

                1. re: fmed

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

              2. re: fmed

                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. 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.

          1. 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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            1. re: ron1969

              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.

              1. re: egon61

                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.

            2. 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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              1. re: like to cook

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

                1. re: cleopatra999

                  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.