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Where to buy Cheddar in Warsaw?


Guest  
22 Mar 2009 /  #1
Is it possible to buy Cheddar anywhere in Warsaw? It's the one thing I couldn't find anywhere!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
22 Mar 2009 /  #2
Check out a Tesco if there are any. There is good Scottish and English cheddar here in Tesco, Gliwice.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
22 Mar 2009 /  #3
no cheddar in Warsaw? next thing you're gonna say there's no milk in Warsaw... geez ha ha
kendriannna 7 | 32  
22 Mar 2009 /  #4
I found mild Irish cheddar cheese in the grocery store at Wola Mall. I think its called Auchan.
Nothing to brag about though.
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
22 Mar 2009 /  #5
Come on, we can even get cheddar in Olsztyn. W'saw must have some.
pudddddin 7 | 48  
23 Mar 2009 /  #6
I live in Gorzów Wlkp and you can even buy cheddar here! - in tesco on the cheese counter and on the shelf, in Piotr i Paweł prepacked Cathedral City, they do various kinds in Alma stores... haven't really looked anywhere else coz i haven't needed to.

Now, not being able to get proper bacon... now theres a real problem...
OP Guest  
23 Mar 2009 /  #7
ROFL thanks guys - Polish cheese so far has been mild to say the least - not been there long, so many inspirations :)
osiol 55 | 3,922  
23 Mar 2009 /  #8
I don't easily associate Poland with cheese, but then neither do I associate some of the stuff that gets called Cheddar with cheese either.

I once asked a question about high quality, luxury cheese in Warsaw, but I don't remember getting much of an answer.
Avalon 4 | 1,068  
23 Mar 2009 /  #9
I managed to get some Cheddar Cheese in Alma but at 65 PLN for 1kg it seemed a bit pricey. Tasted very good. The "Gouda" cheese they sell here is like rubber. I too have problems in finding lean bacon and have to rely on visitors from the UK to bring back the sealed packs from the supermarkets.
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
23 Mar 2009 /  #10
You can also get German cheddar in some places but it isn't as good as Eng/Scot/Irish
OP Guest  
23 Mar 2009 /  #11
Ah that's CHESTER not Cheddar ... not the same cheese. I've found that the nearest Tesco is only three tram stops away so I will be exploring when I am back in Warsaw properly :)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
23 Mar 2009 /  #12
Just to point out - Cheddar cheese is made in Cheddar - not in Ireland or Scotland - so whilst you might think you are eating "Cheddar" cheese, you're not.
Harry  
23 Mar 2009 /  #13
Is it possible to buy Cheddar anywhere in Warsaw? It's the one thing I couldn't find anywhere!

Bomi supermarket in the Klif shopping centre (on Okopowo quite close to Arkadia) had four different types (three from England and one from Ireland) when I was there on Saturday.

They also sell it via their internet store. Have a look at supersam24.pl/sklep.php3?kod_uzy=99999&idsklepu=4&ida=&stre fa=1&atrapa=f&idb=&reload=1&typ= and just enter the word cheddar into the box marked "Szukaj" (top left of the screen).
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Mar 2009 /  #14
No no, I was saying that other companies make a killer pork pie too. Up north, we have some good uns.

I'm just looking back at the thread title. If Cheddar can be found in little Gliwice, it can surely be found in huge Warsaw.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
23 Mar 2009 /  #15
Cheddar cheese is made in Cheddar

The Somerset town of Cheddar is blessed with a geological feature, commonly known as caves. Some caves in the Cheddar area are used for storing cheese while it matures. Star Wars fans may like to take note that the most famous of these caves is called Wookey Hole. Let's have a look at the old 'paedia of Wiki...

Cheddaring refers to an additional step in the production of Cheddar-style cheese where, after heating, the curd is kneaded with salt, then is cut into cubes to drain the whey, then stacked and turned

The earliest cheddar quickly found its way into Scotland

The other product of Somerset that the Scots seem to love is Buckfast.

The best cheddars (in my humble cheesy opinion):
Montgomery (I think it's actually from Gloucestershire)
Keen's Cheddar (from Wincanton)

If it says on the label that it was made in Somerset and has been matured in caves, even if it's a supermarket brand, you're probably onto a winner. However, considering that one of my favourite cheddars isn't even local to Cheddar, where it is from is not the most important thing. As with all cheese, it is whether it has been made by people who care and have a passion for cheesemaking or not that is important. Any good cheesemaking caves in Poland?
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
23 Mar 2009 /  #16
Star Wars fans may like to take note that the most famous of these caves is called Wookey Hole.

Wookey Hole is not one of the Cheddar Caves (although it is used for aging cheddar cheese), it is in the village of... errm, Wookey Hole. It's where they shot "Revenge of the Cybermen" for Dr Who. It's also a centre for making paper from rags and the warehouse for Madame Tussaud's wax museum.

The town of Bridgenorth in Shropshire has sandstone caves and occasionally cheese is matured there (imported from elsewhere).
GoDfaTheR420 6 | 43  
25 Mar 2009 /  #17
Stop Press:

24/03/09 - 20.34: Found Cheddar in a Tesco's in Bemova, Warsaw

24/03/09 - 21.09: Opened the window and threw the ''Cheddar'' out!

It tasted like plastic.....terrible!

Hey Seanus I think you should reimburse me 4.95zl
resto1980  
26 Mar 2009 /  #18
Buckfast abbey is in actually in Devon not Somerset
Randal 1 | 577  
26 Mar 2009 /  #19
Why would my post about cheese get censored from the cheese thread? Jerks.

I wanna hear more about these mystical caves of cheese!
osiol 55 | 3,922  
26 Mar 2009 /  #20
Wookey Hole is not one of the Cheddar Caves

I never said it was. I said "caves in the Cheddar area". On a national or international scale, a few miles doesn't make much difference really. Look at the size of the universe and such details seem entirely irrelevant.

Buckfast abbey is in actually in Devon not Somerset

Good.

Why would my post about cheese get censored from the cheese thread?

Why have the non-cheese posts not been censored?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
26 Mar 2009 /  #21
Godfather, that's what happens when you buy cheese that expired in 2005 ;0 You picked up the joke block.

Off to Tesco tomorrow, cheese will be high on the agenda.
pudddddin 7 | 48  
26 Mar 2009 /  #22
the one i buy is "cathedral city" i quite like it.
Cardno85 31 | 976  
26 Mar 2009 /  #23
If I'm going for a cheddar I go for a nice Tobermory Truckle Cheddar from mull...it's only a few hours away from me and the Deli across the road from me sells it cheap. Really strong and tasty...specially on the outside.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
26 Mar 2009 /  #24
Ach Cardno, I could strangle you ;) ;) Scotland is pretty good for cheese. The local dairy is legendary!
Cardno85 31 | 976  
26 Mar 2009 /  #25
I actually posted that only to annoy you haha

There used to be a great cheese shop in Glasgow right next to Clatty Pats in the West End which was amazing, but sadly it closed down while I was in Poland.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
26 Mar 2009 /  #26
I thought as much ;) There's a great cheese section in Tesco but the shelf life of some of the cheeses isn't long. I fancy a stinky one, soft and gooey.
Cardno85 31 | 976  
26 Mar 2009 /  #27
I love a really good brie, the kind you need a spoon to eat and you can smell from miles away!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
26 Mar 2009 /  #28
There is real French brie in Tesco. It costs a bit more but you know where your money goes. You shouldn't scrimp on good cheese.
Cardno85 31 | 976  
26 Mar 2009 /  #29
That's very true, if you can't afford good cheese then don't eat cheese.

And get that brie out of the fridge in a paper bag and up high in the kitchen (that way it doesn't smell so much) and you will have it ripe in no time.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
26 Mar 2009 /  #30
True enough. Are you a fan of Camembert?

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