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Strange question-- brands of cheese available?

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Strange question-- brands of cheese available?

Hi everyone,

This is a strange question, I know, but hoping one of the Dubai locals can answer this.

I have an Aussie friend who I'm visiting after Dubai who really misses Coon cheese and I wonder if I can bring some over to them-- is this available in Dubai supermarkets? I can't bring it all the way from Asia!

Strange question, I know, but anyone who's ever been an expat will understand those strange cravings we all have from time to time for things from our homeland.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Strange question-- brands of cheese available?

I've never seen or heard of it, sorry.

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2. Re: Strange question-- brands of cheese available?

Try Spinneys supermarket.

spinneys-dubai.com/index.php/types-of-cheese…

They have lots of different types of cheese so you might be in luck, You can email them from the link

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3. Re: Strange question-- brands of cheese available?

I've never heard of it but if you advise where you are staying I will give you a list of supermarkets close by that you could try.

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4. Re: Strange question-- brands of cheese available?

Thanks for your replies.

We're staying in Bur Dubai.

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5. Re: Strange question-- brands of cheese available?

If you visit a shopping mall while you are in Dubai there will be a large supermarket, usually Carrfour, that would be a good place to check.

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6. Re: Strange question-- brands of cheese available?

I haven't heard of it before. Will keep an eye out next time I'm grocery shopping.

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7. Re: Strange question-- brands of cheese available?

Sorry, there is no Coon in Dubai.

There is however several varieties of Bega if that helps.

There is a Spinneys in Bur Dubai which should stock it.

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8. Re: Strange question-- brands of cheese available?

Thanks everyone for your helpful messages, and thanks for understanding the reasons for my strange question :)

Looks like my friend will be disappointed, no Coon cheese for them :( I'll see if Bega will suffice, seeing as how it's also an Australian cheese.

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9. Re: Strange question-- brands of cheese available?

Some of the Bega range is available here in Spinneys if that helps.

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10. Re: Strange question-- brands of cheese available?

sorry Bimdonesia- couldn't find it. Hope Bega will do.

Edited: 19 December 2012, 07:06