A whole world of cheese awaits you!
Lightly grilled in a raclette, melting on a hot
pizza or spread onto a slice of perfectly soft bread: we're all
about cheese in all its forms, from firm cheddar to soft labneh.
Come explore everything cheese has to offer at Marché Adonis's
bulk counter and find more than a hundred kinds of dairy
products from all over the Mediterranean coast. Here are just a
few of our highlights:
Akawi is a white soft cheese from the Levant region. Made
from pasteurized milk, it has a very smooth texture and smells
deliciously buttery. It is a great table cheese and can be eaten
cold, grilled, or as filling in kanafeh, a pastry made of dough
soaked in rose syrup. Yum!
Baladi is in the same family of cheese as akawi, but it's
denser and has a milder flavour profile. It is originally from
Lebanon, and its name translates literally to "local cheese". It is
usually eaten with breakfast or as a snack, on bread or crackers.
Baladi is also a great addition to grilled sandwiches and panini.
Tuma's velvety texture and mild, delicate taste make it an
excellent choice for creamy spreads and delicious dips. Tuma is
also perfect all on its own with just a drizzle of olive oil. This
Italian soft rind cheese was traditionally made with sheep's milk,
but pasteurized cow's milk is generally accepted nowadays.
Traditionally flavoured with exotic aromatic spices such as
mahleb and black cumin, nabulsi smells deliciously of pepper and
cumin. This irresistible semi-hard cheese of Palestinian origin has
a dense and crumbly paste that makes it the perfect candidate for
grilling. Try it in a raclette, on the barbecue or fried, and
you'll be in for a delicious surprise.
Labneh is a staple in many Mediterranean cuisines. This fresh
cheese is made by straining yogurt and has a rich, creamy and milky
texture that makes it a perfect dip for your crudités or bread. Top
it with a drizzle of olive oil and a few mint leaves and treat
yourself! You can also get it in spicy, goat cheese and
Braided cheese is made by stretching the cheese curd and
winding it into a braid. Made from pasteurized milk, seasoned with
aromatic spices and then brined, it has a smooth and shiny texture.
It has a delicious milky, salty taste, and it can be enjoyed fresh
as a snack or cut into thin slices and pan fried.
Halloumi is no stranger to the raclette lovers among us. This
semi-hard and elastic cheese is originally from Cyprus, and it's
famous for its distinctive shape, created when it is folded in half
during production. Also available seasoned with peppers and herbs,
it goes nicely in all kinds of recipes, from kebabs and salads to
burgers and pasta.
You know it from your fresh salads and, more recently, from
the baked pasta phenomenon. Feta is arguably the most famous
Mediterranean cheese, but did you know that it actually comes in
many varieties? Head to the bulk counter and try our Greek feta,
which is made from sheep's milk and is creamy and tastier, Danish
feta, which is made from cow's milk and has a milder flavour
profile, and Bulgarian feta, which has a more pungent aroma.