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Apr 24, 2011 12:59 PM

Queso shopping

Hi there:
Can anyone tell me where (in or around Vancouver) I can by Oaxaca and Chihuahua cheeses?
This is for home cooking.

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  1. Try South China Seas on Granville Island (or their Victoria location on the East Side) ....or El Sureno on Commercial.

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    1. re: eatrustic

      Les amis had some Mexican cheeses when I checked a couple weeks ago -- you could give them a ring to see if they have both/either.

    2. I was at Stongs on Dunbar recently (April 24 2011) and saw they had Oaxaca, Queso Fresco, and a few other mexican cheeses.

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      1. re: brokentelephone

        Were these cheeses (replies) from Mexico? I tried looking for the same cheese the OP is looking for a few years back and was told by SCS and Les amis that they couldn't bring in the cheese from Mexico because of some type of restrictions but they had that type of cheese made in Canada. One of my friends who is from Mexico said that the Canadian versions are not like the original ones that come from Mexico....I would love to hear that they are now importing them into BC.

        1. re: selena03

          Good question, selena. I know from working at a cheese shop here millenia ago that the Cdn import rules are pretty wacky and I doubt they've changed much. I believe what I saw at Les amis was indeed Canadian and therefore "al estilo de" so may not work for the OP.

          1. re: grayelf

            At best they would be from California, don't recall ever seeing the Mexican originals here.

        2. Try Killarney Market 49th and Elliott. I know they have the Oaxacan cheese. I have found them to be the best place to get anything Latin American. And if they don't have it, ask for Jose and he can help you to find it in Vancouver

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          1. re: MommyMago

            Just bought some this weekend at Urban Fare. I didn't look overly closely, but I seem to remember it is locally produced. I've seen the same brand (though different cheeses) at Whole Foods, etc. as well.