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Finding greek cheese in Scarborough

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gaudreaur Nov 19, 2011 05:56 PM

I'll be in Scarborough in a few weeks. Looking for a place where I could find some greek cheese to make Saganaki for a greek dinner we will be hosting. Impossible to find here at home in Timmins, ON. Will I find this at a regular grocery store or is there some deli where I could pick some up.

Ren

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    shpToronto Nov 19, 2011 06:09 PM

    Kostas Meats on the south side of Ellesmere just west of Warden, has quite a variety of items re greek cuisine.

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      Googs Nov 20, 2011 09:08 AM

      Including Greek cheeses. I don't recall seeing any sheep's feta though. Nary a sheep in the place IIRC.

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        gaudreaur Nov 20, 2011 01:09 PM

        Kostas looks exactly like the kind of place I need. Thank you shpToronto

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          gaudreaur Nov 20, 2011 01:10 PM

          Looks like Kostas is exactly what I was looking for.

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            gaudreaur Dec 10, 2011 01:54 PM

            Thanks for the recommendation of Kosta's. Went today and it was exactly what I was looking for. Great meat counter and great selection of greek cheeses and other greek products.

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              Googs Dec 11, 2011 11:43 AM

              It's a good meat counter, but I find better quality and selection at Highland Farms of all places. Kostas is best for traditional Greek, but HF is better and more diverse as a general butcher.

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            shpToronto Nov 20, 2011 04:31 PM

            Kostas sells Feta cheese from a huge barrel. They wrap up the piece you want and give you a bag of the brine to store it in at home.

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              Googs Nov 21, 2011 05:14 AM

              Yes, but is it sheep feta?

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                jayt90 Dec 11, 2011 04:37 PM

                Googs, have you tried the 1 kg. green can of sheep's feta from Bulgaria? It is $20 at Highland Farms? I bought it just for the label, ' passed by state veterinary'! And it was good.

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                Highland Farms
                850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

                Highland Farms
                3300 Rutherford Rd, Vaughan, ON L4K 5Z2, CA

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                  Googs Dec 28, 2011 06:07 PM

                  Surprised that didn't grab my eye. Sheep, Bulgaria, and feta all on the same label. How can it not be good? Thanks for the tip. Zelnik anyone?

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              Aleta Dec 10, 2011 07:31 PM

              Diana's Seafood also carries a good selection of Greek cheeses, oregano, frozen spanokopita etc.

              http://www.dianasseafood.com/

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                Googs Dec 11, 2011 11:41 AM

                Diana's prices for those items are slightly higher than at Kosta's. Not wheel-the-car-around-we-have-to-make-another-stop higher. Just enough that if you're already at Kosta's, buy there.

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