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Cheese Please

Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by Turnip Dude, Mar 12, 2024.

  1. Turnip Dude

    Turnip Dude Member

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    Where are people buying their cooking cheese? So many recipes I see on Youtube with insane amounts of Parmigiano/Reggiano or just basic Parmesan that I would need a third mortgage to afford, Colesworth selling tiny slivers of crap manufactured bollocks for mega-bucks.

    Where in Western Australia do I buy even low moisture mozzarella?
     
  2. broccoli

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    I just get it from the IGA that has a good deli counter, otherwise a continental deli. There's a "cheese cathedral" but I've never gone there. They have a variety there.
     
  3. macktheknife

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    If you're heating up the cheese you probably wouldn't even notice the difference between using simple grated cheddar and home brand bocconcini mozzarella. Mozzarella is so simple you could make it yourself if you felt like it.
     
  4. Quadbox

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    One of the myriad european delis/groceries specialists around. No idea in Perth, it frequently sounds like you guys are a complete desert as far as even butchers go, let alone specialist food shops.

    For brisbane, any of Triton foods on montague road (greek heavy euro), Penisi Cuisine on Balaclava (italian & spanish heavy euro, some south american), Cocos on annerley road (bits and bobs from around the shop), Adams continental smallgoods in carole park (Polish/eastern european heavy euro), just to name four I know. But they're everywhere if you go looking.

    But for "low moisture mozarella", have you looked in aldi, coles and woolworths? They all sell it. THIS is low moisture mozarella, as opposed to the fresh stuff still wet in its brine.
     
  5. broccoli

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    Yeh, nah, we are spoilt for choice. Can get anything. I can give some places NOR, but if Turnip Dude is SOR, it's not much use to him. As you say, you can get mozzarella at the supermarket, you don't need to search it out. Cheese can be expensive, wherever you get it, but you can save if you just pay attention to what's there, eg I get the australian pecorino, it's way cheaper than the imported stuff, and it can be good. Just remember what you get and if it's no good, get something else next time.
     
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    Turnip Dude

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    Thank you everyone, especially Quadbox I went into Coles and grabbed one of those (yes I paid) and it did exactly what I wanted.
     

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