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betsameister Aug 11, 2010 07:38 AM

My sister and I are trying to re-create our grandmother's burek recipe from the former Yugoslav. Does anyone know where we could buy a simple farmer's cheese in the Seattle area? Preferably somewhere between the Central District and Greenwood. And we need to make ALOT of it, so somewhere we could buy in bulk would be awesome. Thanks for the help!

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    equinoise Aug 13, 2010 09:27 AM

    Is the white cheese that is commonly served with platters of Ethiopian food farmer's cheese?

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      christy319 Aug 11, 2010 04:01 PM

      I've seen Farmer's Cheese at Whole Foods, Ballard Market and I think PCC-Greenlake, but not in bulk quantities.

      1. Lets_eat Aug 11, 2010 02:09 PM

        I have seen farmer's cheese at DeLaurenti in Pike Place Market, but haven't tried it.

        I've never tried burek either, however I can tell you that I went on a similar odyssey when I was trying to find something similar to Lipto, a Hungarian farmer's cheese used to make a savory spread I grew up on. The closest thing I found, and which worked very well, was Bulgarian sheep's milk feta. I found this at Big John's PFI at the south end of the International District. It is much softer & less crumbly than Greek or other feta cheese.

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        Pike Place Market
        1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

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          mrnelso Aug 12, 2010 10:19 PM

          PFI - If they can't help you, nobody can...

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