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Jul 20, 2010 06:21 AM

manouri or haloumi cheese in northern westchester?

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!

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  1. 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

      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.

      1. re: Marge

        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

          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

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

              1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                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: Marge

              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.