Best Feta in Columbus

Mediterranean Food Imports is my favorite ethnic market in the city. On the southwest corner of Dodridge and N. High the market has a wide variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food not easily found anywhere else in the city. Over the past 5 years it's been through several owners and now it seems to be the best it's ever been.

Their best product is probably their feta. They carry Egyptian, Bulgarian, French and Greek styles. The Egyptian is probably their best seller; it's the mildest and creamiest of all the varieties.

My second favorite staple of theirs is their variety of grains and legumes. Lentils of all varieties and any mesh size of cracked wheat you can imagine. They even have Israeli couscous (sometimes called Maftoul, a larger mesh size couscous, awesome for this dish). And, now, bonus, a muslim butcher is on board. They have halal meats including Merguez sausage, a Tunesian sausage that's spicy and wonderful. I first experienced this delicacy at a Moroccan restaurant in Paris several years ago. It was heavenly. I've never seen it anywhere in Columbus.

They also have a huge variety of olives, olive oil, labne, dolmados, etc. If you haven't been there, you're missing out on one of Columubus' finest food gems.

ps An interesting recipe using merguez sausage.


Anonymous said...

Feta is a Greek cheese and probaly the best Feta is the DODONI Feta. Make sure it says FETA and not Feta Style. The non-Greek cheeses are cheap immitations of Feta and cost cheaper too. They are called "Greek style Feta".

Dave said...

Whether the feta I speak of is authentic or not is something you can cripple yourself with. If it is a variant of real feta, so be it; it is heavenly. Smooth, less salty than I've ever had and raved about by all who taste it. It's wonderful. If it makes you feel better, I'll call it wonderful cheese and you can go be a purist somewhere and shut up.

Sorry for the loss of civility, I hate anonymous commenters.