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#1 Jun 19th, 2010, 00:12
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Hi
I have read through a few feeds on this topic ... none the less i am going to be brave enough to put it out there again

I have been living in Bangalore now for a while and I am yet to find good cheese. I have been to all the famous supermarkets and hypermarkets.

All i want is some good old fashion english cheddar that actually tastes like cheddar.

Is Kerrygold available in India??? Does anyone know???

Thanks a lot
#2 Jun 19th, 2010, 00:24
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Originally Posted by stars2ice View Post All i want is some good old fashion english cheddar that actually tastes like cheddar.
Go to England.

Or persuade a visitor to become an International Cheese Smuggler.

Joking apart, good luck with your search. You'd think that with so many expats, some entrepreneur would be making good quality cheese in India, it's hardly expensive to produce and it's not exactly rocket science. The storage temperature problem can easily and cheaply be overcome; there are plenty of caves that would be cool enough.

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Not many caves in Chennai .

What cheeses can be made at 35C? It's worth a try!
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Has the "p(h)oren" thread been renamed "cheese"?

Have a look at www.flandersdairy.com
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post What cheeses can be made at 35C? It's worth a try!
You can make Cheddar, though you'd need AC for the initial culture to work, but it's the maturing that needs to be done at about 10 degrees centigrade.

Even if the cheese had to be made at certain times of the year, and shipped to the nearest available caves, production cannot cost Rs 500 a piece which is the price quoted for good cheese on the other thread.
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Brittania make a decent cheddar: Milkman Natural Cheddar Cheese. It is not widely available. Send them an email and they may tell you where you can purchase it in Bangalore:

http://www.britannia.co.in/dairy_cheese.htm

Don't be tempted to buy their other cheeses, as they are rubbery and bland!
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Originally Posted by Shivani Skydancer View Post Brittania make a decent cheddar: Milkman Natural Cheddar Cheese. It is not widely available. Send them an email and they may tell you where you can purchase it in Bangalore:

http://www.britannia.co.in/dairy_cheese.htm

Don't be tempted to buy their other cheeses, as they are rubbery and bland!
I've tried these. They are "soapy". Try Kodai Extra Sharp Cheddar. It's about the closest I've found to something resembling cheese.
You'd be surprised to know how much milk goes into making cheese, about 10 litres per kilo for cheddar.
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There is good cheese available in Mussoorie. Was gifted some a while back. It is good. But don't ask me where exactly as I have not been there. I believe they make it themselves. It was expensive though. I think it goes by the name of Himalayan Cheese. Some shops in Dehradun also stock these. They are better than the ones available in the market.
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Originally Posted by goangoangone View Post I've tried these. They are "soapy". Try Kodai Extra Sharp Cheddar. It's about the closest I've found to something resembling cheese.
You'd be surprised to know how much milk goes into making cheese, about 10 litres per kilo for cheddar.
Did you particulary try the Cheddar? As I said, all the other ones made by Brittania are bland and rubbery. I'm not talking about gourmet cheese, but an acceptable tasty and good textured cheese. For that purpose, this cheddar will not dissappoint.

Kodai, never seen it. It must not be available in HP.
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Cheddar Cheese.

There are lots of supermarkets in Bangalore that stock imported cheeses, including Cheddar. A couple that come to mind are Spar in Koramangala and the new Hypercity on ITPL Main Road.
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Forgot to mention the cheeses from Auroville, some of which are also quite good.

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If only I could retire to India and open a cheese factory in the hills.
I'm sure there'd be enough of a market for it, but I suppose distribution of a perishable product might be a challenge?
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Originally Posted by Hal View Post If only I could retire to India and open a cheese factory in the hills.
I'm sure there'd be enough of a market for it, but I suppose distribution of a perishable product might be a challenge?
In a foreign country I used to buy pricey 'jet-flown' cheese from Europe. No, not the cheddar. There is a demand for such items in India too I guess.
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Originally Posted by Hal View Post If only I could retire to India and open a cheese factory in the hills.
I'm sure there'd be enough of a market for it, but I suppose distribution of a perishable product might be a challenge?

How long before you retire and become a millionaire.
You get ice cream all over the country, well almost, and there is no shortage of cows, goats and sheep in this country and plenty of hands to milk them.
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Cheese made in India

In Auroville there is a unit that makes cheese, and sells it all over India, some places in stores, for others online.

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For the cheese production traditional methods were adapted to the conditions of the South Indian climate, taking into account Western hygienic standards and concerns for a clean and sustainable environment. Our pasteurization, for instance, is done with biogas, our water is pumped by a windmill and our waste water is recycled.
Info and fotos:
http://www.auroville.org/health/food/laferme.htm

online order:
http://www.auroville.com/food-farm-cheese-c-56_126.html

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