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Old 10.01.2011, 15:16
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Jelmoli ZH: nice encounters in the food dep't

Visited the aforementioned store last saturday.
As it usually happens when I'm around w/ Mrs GroOve we decided to go and have a look at some of the more commestible variety of material sins

I didn't really look at the italian pasta, etc section as we have a quite ample selection @ home.

However as we drifted along past the asian section and then around again we stopped at the spice rack, where we found some Very Interesting black peppers from Tasmania and from Bali which had our mouths watering in no time flat, and which were promptly acquired for some tasty future use.

A few meters down the aisle a nice selection of milk curds winked at us. As we approached the first section, our eyes fell on the following:
Asiago d'allevo (i.e. aged Asiago cheese, not something that is commonly sold even just across the border)
Monte Veronese - a delicious firm-yet-buttery cheese from the prealps around Verona (same as above).

Both quickly found their way into our shopping basket

We also noticed some nice Piedmont cheeses (Testùn Ciucc - i.e. a cheese that has aged in grapes) and some nice ticinese ones as well.

Just saying....

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Re: Jelmoli ZH: nice encounters in the food dep't

Can't agree with you more. That's where I found the stem ginger in syrup. And the service there is very good too. All smiley, when I was there.
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Re: Jelmoli ZH: nice encounters in the food dep't

They do some nice Brie style cheeses that they then slice open and put fillings in, cream cheese mixed with rose petals, chestnuts etc. I'm not a fan of flavoured cheeses but these are special.
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They do some nice Brie style cheeses that they then slice open and put fillings in, cream cheese mixed with rose petals, chestnuts etc. I'm not a fan of flavoured cheeses but these are special.
Yah.. the cheffy-nü agey kinda cheeses...
Not my thing, really, even though I plan to go to Trentino (Italy) to taste some of the more interesting alp cheeses, aged in pasture flowers, or wild aromatic grasses.

I was really attracted by the fact that Jelmoli had some interesting lesser known varieties, and moreover some aged ones - which isn't at all obvious.
That alone in my book rates quite high.
Oh - they had aged Gouda, as well ( still can't understand why we didn't buy that one).
In your dep't they carry an Isle of Mull cheddar which I can find in Mendrisio as well. Very yummy stuff, nice crunchy, crumbly and buttery texture, with a shade of blue thrown in for good measure.

OK - 'nuff of all this... I'm hungry already :-/

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In your dep't they carry an Isle of Mull cheddar which I can find in Mendrisio as well. Very yummy stuff, nice crunchy, crumbly and buttery texture, with a shade of blue thrown in for good measure.

I wonder where they get it from
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Guffanti Formaggi in Arona, Italy.
A well-known wholesale dealer in delectable curds of all forms, colours and tastes
Saturday it opens to the general public. Worth strolling into their curing rooms, if only to feast your eyes on the many expressions of this delectable art (from Italy and way beyond).

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Re: Jelmoli ZH: nice encounters in the food dep't

I fergot .....!!!!
Mrs. GroOve also found the famous "Pepe Nero Della Val Maggia" in the same occasion (i.e. Jelmoli) - but she doesn't remember in which aisle.

The aforementioned spice is a mix of ground black pepper + other herbs / spices and white wine (if I remember correctly).

Very yummy with your rösti, raclette, and so on and a worthwile addition to your arsenal of flavour-enhancing magic tricks

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