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Oct 13, 2013 07:43 AM

OU-D Picks

For somebody who has recently stopped eating Chalav Yisrael, what are your recommendations for great products? Can be anything!

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  1. Start with high quality ice cream. Haagen daz, Ben and Jerry's, or other small brands.

        1. re: queenscook

          The rest of my post disappeared.

          We like ciao Bella gelato.

          PollyO string cheeses, fresh mozzarella, ricotta.
          I buy the string cheese from target. They're the only store that has the flavors with an OUd. Tomato basil, jalepeno, cracked black pepper. Mozzarella is packed in water- I buy from Costco

          Oh and cheez its!

          1. re: cheesecake17

            talenti gelato- peanut butter and banana- you will need no other frozen dessert ever

            1. re: cheesecake17

              which target do you shop at- i havent seen ti around here

              1. re: shoelace

                Brooklyn. The one near Brooklyn college. It sells out really quickly. I've seen people buy all the packs that are displayed

          1. Camembert, brie, cheddar, fresh mozzarella...

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            1. re: AdinaA

              What brands of these cheeses have a reliable certification? And where do you get them??

              1. re: DevorahL

                Cappiello, The Cheese Guy (on many of the cheeses), Les Petites Fermieres (same brand as Natural and Kosher and I think one other), as well as a number of European cheeses. If you're in NYC, then Pomegranate will have just about everything, Zabars has a good selection, Fairway is ok (especially the Harlem one), or Kosher Marketplace, though most of their stuff is at Zabars and is cheaper there as well.

                1. re: masteraleph

                  What MasterRalph said. For someone who has kept cholov yisrael, it's a whole new world to explore. But the fact it that good cheese is a pretty recent world for the kosher community as a whole. But Jews have not been particularly eager to seek out good cheese. Brands come and go, stores briefly have an interesting Israeli or European cheese, then stop stocking it. I think that exposure to or excitement about cheese might increase demand, but until there is demand, good cheese can be hard to find, especially in smaller cities.

            2. Entenmanns and Pringles. Not together.

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              1. re: CloggieGirl

                Together sounds good to me . . . I'm a salty-sweet kind of gal!

                1. re: queenscook

                  Are you familiar with my friend, the 'Take Five' bar?

                  1. re: CloggieGirl

                    Yes, though surprisingly, I'm not as taken with it as with other salty-sweet things.

                    1. re: queenscook

                      Lucky you. There are some days I can almost hear them calling to me from the Duane Reade across from my office. Peanut butter M&Ms often join in.