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manouri or haloumi cheese in northern westchester?

DGresh Jul 20, 2010 06:21 AM

For a recipe, I'm looking for a cheese that will grill sucessfully. I'm in the Croton/Ossining/Briarcliff area. The recipe calls for manouri, but indicates that haloumi is an acceptable substitute (but I guess the flavor is different-- I'm not familiar with either) Thanks!

  1. Marge Jul 20, 2010 08:44 AM

    Zeytinia in Croton

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    1. re: Marge
      DGresh Jul 20, 2010 09:52 AM

      Marge- is that in the regular "cheese" section? I recall looking for it unsucessfully at Zeytinia last time I wanted to do this recipe (some time ago)--

      1. re: DGresh
        Marge Jul 20, 2010 11:18 AM

        Yes, actually I was there lunchtime and checked it out--they had manouri AND haloumi in the cheese case in the side opposite the salad bar. I have had grilled haloumi, it is good--never had manouri, please advise how it is, thanks!

        1. re: Marge
          DGresh Jul 20, 2010 11:20 AM

          great! that's easy. I'll check tomorrow morning!

          1. re: DGresh
            i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 20, 2010 12:48 PM

            What are you making? I'm intrigued!

            1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream
              DGresh Jul 20, 2010 01:08 PM

              a recipe from the Ottolenghi cookbook; it's a grilled "salad" with zuchini, cherry tomatoes and asparagus, with a basil dressing. As I recall I just skipped the cheese last time I made it, but thought I'd try again and try to get the cheese. It's very summery and nice.

              1. re: DGresh
                i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 20, 2010 04:50 PM

                sounds delicious!!

          2. re: Marge
            DGresh Jul 21, 2010 05:38 AM

            Thanks- found it this morning. I think I had always concentrated my search on the side near the refrigerator cases where the feta and mozarella is.

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        Elisa515 Jul 20, 2010 07:50 AM

        I've purchased this cheese at the International Food Mart in Spring Valley (yes, I know, a shlep from northern Westchester).

        Have you tried the C-Town that has another name too in Ossining? The Armenian place on Central Ave, just south of Rte. 119, might also have it.

        I think I actually have some of this stuff in my refrigerator right now. If it's still good, you're welcome to have it.

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        1. re: Elisa515
          Elisa515 Jul 20, 2010 08:16 AM

          Okay, I misremembered. I didn't purchase the cheese at International Food Mart; I got it at Sahadi on Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn. Definitely inconvenient to northern Westchester.

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