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Where to buy British mature Cheddar Cheese and salted butter in Poland?


welshguyinpola 23 | 463
29 Jul 2009  #1
After spending a month in the UK I realise how much i miss real UK cheddar, the stuff that falls apart when yopu cut it. I disdnt touch the rubbery cheeses they have out here for a whole month, it was heaven. Does anyone know whaer I can buy british mature cheddar cheese and salted butter in Poland??
Harry
30 Jul 2009  #2
Bomi.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
30 Jul 2009  #3
Good cheddar can be bought in Tesco. Salted butter? Lurpak is new here :)
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
1 Aug 2009  #4
Why would anyone want salted butter? Butter used to be salted to prevent it going rancid but it cannot compare in flavour to truly creamery fresh unsalted buuter. Land o' Lakes is a favourite with many Pol-Ams.
tj123 - | 85
1 Aug 2009  #5
The CarreFour in ZloteTarasy has 3 kinds of good quality cheddar. It's not in the deli by the regular cheese but rather over near the icecream/frozen pizza corner, in a stand alone cooler with hams/hot dogs/sausage on two sides and cheese on two sides. The stock varies...sometimes they have it sometimes they don't for a week or two....typical Poland restocking.

I also saw some Irish butter but cant say if it was salted.
Bzibzioh
1 Aug 2009  #6
The stock varies...sometimes they have it sometimes they don't for a week or two....typical Poland restocking.

My favorite brand of goat cheese is not always available although is very expensive. But I never thought "Gee, typical Canadian restocking".
tj123 - | 85
1 Aug 2009  #7
Because here its common with all goods in Poland. They have something for a while...then not for a while...you never know when they will restock and they clearly don't plan stocking well. Often you want to pick up something but you cant for a couple weeks.In the US this is never a problem. If something is out of stock it is replaced by next day latest.

I have never seen it this bad anywhere else so yeah it is typical to Poland...goes along with a lot of the inefficient behaviors here.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
21 May 2012  #8
Mod has made this thread live again, many thanks.

Anyone please let me know: am looking for mature cheddar (pref vegetarian with non animal rennet) at no more than 40zl a kilo. There is some ordinary and not very good cheddar at supermarkets here in Wrocław, but not mature cheddar which has a strong and tart flavour, and is crumbly, usually.

I know expensive 200g packs are for sale in some shops, but the price hike is 40% compared to last month, as they switched brands. As a regular cheese muncher, I'd like to keep the price down.

I like gouda too, don't get me wrong, I know Polish gouda is great, but I also want my ration of mature cheddar.

Any tip offs rather than rip offs, welcome... Thanks.
peterweg 36 | 2,316
21 May 2012  #9
As I said in the PM, Alma have a few type in the cheese counter. Mature was cheaper than mild, which is typically polish
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
21 May 2012  #10
Thanks, but the Almas here don't have it. Been to both that I know of.

PS

Tesco no longer do the cheddar range that was that price.

Carrefour definitely don't sell mature cheddar.

(applies to Wroclaw branches I know of, both Tescos for example)
peterweg 36 | 2,316
22 May 2012  #11
(applies to Wroclaw branches I know of, both Tescos for example)

They have just started selling Cheddar in Krakow.

Thanks, but the Almas here don't have it. Been to both that I know of.

My local has in on an occasional basis. They have an ordering service - ask them to get it for you.

My local shop started selling sliced cheddar (Polish company) and also some sort of cheddar cheese spread. Look among the other sliced cheeses and you maybe surprised.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 May 2012  #12
I shall go to one or both the Almas again and ask. Thanks for the tip, will post here if they agree to order it. The Alma near the prestige international hotel should have it you would think, but didn't last time I checked.
jasondmzk
22 May 2012  #13
I've bought a fckton of cheddar from the Alma in Bielany Wrocławskie, several times. You gotta ask the chick in the paper hat to cut it for you.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 May 2012  #14
from the Alma in Bielany Wrocławskie, several times. You gotta ask the chick in the paper hat to cut it for you.

The one near Jula/Elektro World? They had the mature stuff? Only had the mild last time, and it was a massive wrapped block, approx 50zl a kilo anyway unless my memory is playing tricks.

At one branch of an upmarket deli supermarket, my Polish friend asked on my behalf and as they replied to say no, they looked at us with incredulity, like we'd asked for crack cocaine or a JCB digger.
jasondmzk
22 May 2012  #15
Yeah, that's the one, InWro; and yeah, it was only mild. But I was dying for some nachos, and that was the best I could come up with. You might wanna check the Piotr i Pawel that's just down the street, they've been getting a little better with their cheeses. I think I remember that "world market" place with the ridiculous prices and the questionable expiration dates having some cheeses, at Magnolia. And they'll cut that block down to something manageable, btw.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 May 2012  #16
"world market" place with the ridiculous prices and the questionable expiration dates having some cheeses, at Magnolia. And they'll cut that block down to something manageable, btw.

If you mean EPI, no they don't have anything except mild.

Tesco have Kerrygold mature but that's 40% dearer than the previous brand they carried and I don't like to push prices up for myself or the locals by joining in with that kind of unreasonable pricing so I refuse to purchase it on principle believe it or not.
Wroclaw Boy
22 May 2012  #17
I bought lamd and fillet steak in Alma at Bielany once, i went back about three times after for the same and they never had it.
p3undone 8 | 1,135
22 May 2012  #18
Is pasta popular in Poland?
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 May 2012  #19
I bought lamd and fillet steak in Alma at Bielany once, i went back about three times after for the same and they never had it.

I notice this a lot here - they stock something for a while and then don't stock it again. Most recently, the case of the disappearing good value powdered soya drink/milk at Auchan. Gone. Forever? Who knows.

Biedronka also had soya milk at just 4zl a litre although not sure about its additives. Cheapest soya milk now is Tesco @Magnolia Park, additive free it seems, and just 5.99zl a litre. Not cheap of course, Asda's Walmart UK's soya milk is around 75p a litre or even cheaper for the Smart Price.
gdyniaguy 1 | 281
22 May 2012  #20
Real sell English Chedder I can't stand the lumps of rubber that passes off as cheese in Poland I yearn for a decent Stilton.

Tesco sell english bread a bit like Asda's tiger bread. Bomi have a small selection on English beers.. and apart from the lack of a 'real' breakfast sausage the rest i can manage with Polish produce.
Wroclaw Boy
22 May 2012  #21
Is pasta popular in Poland?

ahh the old makaron, sure it is. Who thought of that word - makaron?

@Magnolia Park

where are you based roughly?
p3undone 8 | 1,135
22 May 2012  #22
Wroclaw Boy,I'm not really sure who came up with makaron.,Macaroni is Italian.Are there any Polish pasta casseroles?
peterweg 36 | 2,316
22 May 2012  #23
Tesco have Kerrygold mature

Auchon have 2 different Irish Cheddars, 10 or 13pln for 200g. The price is the maturity

Carefore had the same cheddars for a bit more plus a few other English cheeses. I buy several Kg of Cheese in the UK and bring it back. I even had a cheese party, but there is a limit on how much I can eat.

"Mexican" places. It's not the right.. anything.

Mexican in Poland.. yuck... they have no clue, even the UK is miles better.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 May 2012  #24
Real sell English Chedder

Never seen a Real here. I'll try to find one.

Auchon have 2 different Irish Cheddars, 10 or 13pln for 200g. The price is the maturity

Carefore had the same cheddars for a bit more plus a few other English cheeses. I buy several Kg of Cheese in the UK and bring it back. I even had a cheese party, but there is a limit on how much I can eat.

Carrefour have no mature cheddar here, what they do have is mild at 50zl a kg. I avoid shopping in Carrefour as don't like their customer services policy. Auchan have only mild Irish here. Krakow is different to Wroc. Auchan in France carry Cathedral City and other UK ranges too btw.
gdyniaguy 1 | 281
22 May 2012  #25
Hi InWroclaw

the address of the Real in Wroclaw is..Boleslawa Krzywoustego 126. It to the north-east of the city centre about 3 km out.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 May 2012  #26
Thanks, will try to get over there, will post if I find some :o)
jon357 63 | 14,122
22 May 2012  #27
Try the cheddar that Mlekovita make here in PL. not many places sell it but it's actually OK and my local shop has it at 23 zl a kilo.
enkidu 7 | 623
22 May 2012  #28
From the subjective Polish point of view:

Cheese that falls apart is considered inferior and/or poisonous. Apart from white cottage cheese - of course. (but this is a different story).

Salted butter - it reminds me of hard times of war and despair, when people suffered lack of food and refrigerators. It also reminds me of the sad of miserable and failed sailors. I suppose that salted butter may be bought on some "remembrance day" event as a part of "getting in touch with the pain that bothered our ancestors". But if you say to any Polish person "Hey! Let's put some salt in this butter!" the answer will be "For what, you moron?"

Basically this question is in the category of: "Where in Poland can I buy rotten tomatoes, seasoned fish heads and the yellowish-green urine of the whale that together can be used for traditional soup that is so cherished in my homeland?"

And the answer is: nowhere. :)
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 May 2012  #29
Try the cheddar that Mlekovita make here in PL. not many places sell it but it's actually OK and my local shop has it at 23 zl a kilo.

It is quite nice, but it's mild. Auchan do a deli mild which is a bit cheaper and also good. But mature, tart cheddar is what I need. Not farmhouse as that's too strong, but a good mature. In Wroclaw, it's something not in abundance, that's for sure.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
22 May 2012  #30
british mature cheddar cheese

You people are strange.


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