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Re: Where to find US-style feta cheese?

In the US peut-Ítre?
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Re: Where to find US-style feta cheese?

Lidl "Salad cheese" (brand Milbona) is made of cow's milk and looks similar to feta. Not to confuse with their real feta cheese (branded Eridanous).
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Re: Where to find US-style feta cheese?

In most of the civilized world The use of the word Feta is reserved for a particular cheese produced in Greece.

Obviously the US thinks itís OK to steal the term for a different product.
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In most of the civilized world The use of the word Feta is reserved for a particular cheese produced in Greece.

Obviously the US thinks itís OK to steal the term for a different product.
If Greece don't like it they can always invade.
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Obviously the US thinks itís OK to steal the term for a different product.
It's perfectly legal if the product name doesn't have a protected status.

The U.S. can produce "Cheddar" but not "West Country Farmhouse Cheddar".
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It's perfectly legal if the product name doesn't have a protected status.
Not in the EEA, where it has a protected status, it isn’t.

Which is why you can’t find the product here.
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Not in the EEA, where it has a protected status, it isnít.

Which is why you canít find the product here.
Yes, that's a good point - but of less value than world-wide protection.


An interesting thing I thought about with regard to protected status was how it will be affected by global warming.

A BBC radio 4 programme the other day was saying that as things are warming up, British sparking wines are rapidly increasing in quality as conditions suit the grapes more.
In France, some vineyards are going to have to, or are already growing different grape varieties as the long established ones are not thriving with the warmer climate.

So, my thinking was that for Champagne, for example - the AOC rules are quite strict on grape variety, region and so on.

If these change, then unless someone moves the goal posts, champagne will no longer be able to be produced from vines in the Champagne region so will have to be called something else.
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Re: Where to find US-style feta cheese?

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Lidl have a couple of English Chedders, "Mature" and "Vintage". The vintage is quite good, the mature I use for cooking.
Thank-you, will check it out - we just finally got a LIDL in Bern.

This is the kind of cheddar I'm after:
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Thank-you, will check it out - we just finally got a LIDL in Bern.

This is the kind of cheddar I'm after:
I spent an afternoon at the Tillamook dairy once!

I'm not sure the Lidl Vintage cheddar is quite what you are looking for - you'll need to try it.
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Such a bizarre thread, US styled cheese? Hard to get more oxymoronic than that

Still looking for Swiss cheese too?

FWIW, feta style cheese, irrespective of origin, isn't made from cow's milk - either sheep, goat or a combination of both

Greeks are most known for it and hence the Greek name of feta but Bulgarian, Turkish & French all make delicious varieties in varying levels of sharpness & fat and they do not call it feta
And not only Greeks, Bulgarians and Turks, you have to travel more, Barca. Romanians for instance have tons of varieties of white cheese, you should try it once.

OP, have you found this variety you were looking for? I think Aldi has something produced in Germany, it is definitely made out of cow milk not sheep or goat milk.
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You can get canned pumpkin at Migros & Globus.

I don't blame you OP - I'd do anything for a tasty good quality American or English sharp & creamy yellow cheddar. They sold it at the cheese counter of my favorite Migros, but Brexit messed that up. There is nothing wrong for loving what you grew up with - I adore the finest and funkiest cheeses out there, but I still love the taste of home/childhood.

At the same Migros, they also share pre-crumbled Feta which is a rarity in this country.
Coop sells a uk cheddar over their deli counter in the larger stores which is very good. I think itís called Montgomery cheddar.
Itís not cheap but itís much nice than the mass produced plasticky stuff.
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Re: Where to find US-style feta cheese?

Manor has my favorite extra mature cheddar, Snowdonia's little black bomber
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Coop sells a uk cheddar over their deli counter in the larger stores which is very good. I think itís called Montgomery cheddar.
Itís not cheap but itís much nice than the mass produced plasticky stuff.
I'd be very surprised if Coop sold Montgomery, it's the most original farm made raw milk cheddar, recognised by Slow Food as being one of only 3 authentic cheddars. Globus has it sometimes and I used to sell it in ZŁrich. But who knows, 15 years ago you could hardly get any British cheese in CH, now almost every supermarket stocks at least one sort.
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I'd be very surprised if Coop sold Montgomery, it's the most original farm made raw milk cheddar, recognised by Slow Food as being one of only 3 authentic cheddars. Globus has it sometimes and I used to sell it in ZŁrich. But who knows, 15 years ago you could hardly get any British cheese in CH, now almost every supermarket stocks at least one sort.
I double checked with hubby who is the cheese eater in this house and he said it is definitely Montgomery cheddar. The cheese lady had a paper with the details of it all which she showed him when they first got it in.
He is on very friendly terms with the cheese lady in out local coop and she said all her family love that cheddar too. It is certainly in a different league than any of the other cheddars they have in coop.
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Re: Where to find US-style feta cheese?

Feta is a protected term in Europe. But if you look closely will you be able to find ĄFeta style cheese produced in Denmark made of cow milkď in most German supermarkets. My local Migros has Swiss made white cheese both with or without goat milk.. but I think itís a regional thing and super expensiveÖ
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I double checked with hubby who is the cheese eater in this house and he said it is definitely Montgomery cheddar. The cheese lady had a paper with the details of it all which she showed him when they first got it in.
He is on very friendly terms with the cheese lady in out local coop and she said all her family love that cheddar too. It is certainly in a different league than any of the other cheddars they have in coop.
Well in that case Coop have certainly upped their game, it's a pretty expensive cheese in the UK!
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But who knows, 15 years ago you could hardly get any British cheese in CH, now almost every supermarket stocks at least one sort.
Not only that, but most COOP and Migros petrol stations also stock Cathedral City cheddar slices. Given that they only tend to carry essentials, it is amusing to me that cheddar has been elevated to that status.
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Well in that case Coop have certainly upped their game, it's a pretty expensive cheese in the UK!
Iím sure it will come as no surprise to you that it is eye wateringly expensive here. Probably not what youíd buy for your everyday cheese sarnie.
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