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Cheese Lovers Singapore?

Postby MaxKa » Tue, 07 Jul 2015 5:20 pm

Expat Cheese Survey

For all cheese lovers in Singapore, we need your opinion and feedback (15 short questions, 3 minutes required):

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Many thanks for your time and energy:)

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Re: Cheese Lovers Singapore?

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 07 Jul 2015 5:29 pm

Its very expensive!!
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Re: Cheese Lovers Singapore?

Postby x9200 » Tue, 07 Jul 2015 6:12 pm

I went through appreciating nobody asked me about my salary, my nric and number of abortions.

One a bit silly question is about how much I would be willing pay for a box of cheeses. With no info on the quantity (weight) it is not possible to answer.

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Re: Cheese Lovers Singapore?

Postby the lynx » Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:18 am

Yup, the weight is very important when it comes to estimating price for cheese.

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Re: Cheese Lovers Singapore?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:34 am

Add to the weight, the quality and type of cheeses.

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Re: Cheese Lovers Singapore?

Postby nakatago » Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:45 am

OP is trying to sell cheese but doing a very bad job of figuring out what type to sell.

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Re: Cheese Lovers Singapore?

Postby MaxKa » Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:44 am

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to fill out our survey.

The hints are very useful and we'll make some adjustments to ensure a better understanding.
Please be aware that we validate the business idea and your suggestions will help us.

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Re: Cheese Lovers Singapore?

Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:01 pm

I'm no longer in Singapore, and, one thing I missed was a good selection of blue cheeses, Roquefort, and Gorgonzola.

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Re: Cheese Lovers Singapore?

Postby MaxKa » Fri, 10 Jul 2015 7:58 am

Many thanks for the support so far.

What cheeses or cheese products your're missing in Singapore? What's bothering you with the current offering?

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Re: Cheese Lovers Singapore?

Postby x9200 » Fri, 10 Jul 2015 8:47 am

Price.

Besides, there is practically zero variety of the quark cheese, for example a type like this one:

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All what can be bought (also in a very limited variety) is a cottage cheese which is a different thing.

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Re: Cheese Lovers Singapore?

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 10 Jul 2015 9:12 am

The prices bother me, why does cheese have to be that expensive in supermarkets? Especially even simple cheese like parmesan.
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Re: Cheese Lovers Singapore?

Postby MaxKa » Sun, 12 Jul 2015 8:35 am

Price, I totally agree. Thanks for the response.

The major supermarket and hypermarket operators control the whole retail market by actively segmenting it around different store concepts (and store brands/banners). As a result, retailers control access to shoppers and have very strong bargaining power over suppliers of all forms of food and drinks.
Besides that, retailers are very profit margin driven in Sin because of their very high overheads, especially store rentals. Importers and local distributors in the first place charge a margin for their services, too.

@x9200: Is it similar to "Tvorog" ? I know the popular quark types in Germany but the texture is a different.

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Re: Cheese Lovers Singapore?

Postby x9200 » Sat, 21 Jan 2017 1:59 pm

Resurrecting this old thread to proudly report a novel (?) approach to inexpensive Western-style cheesecake made in Singapore from the ingredients available in Singapore.

Basic version (still more than decent):
2kg of Paneer cheese
6 eggs
0.25kg flour
Sugar and vanilla flavour as desired.

Main trick is to blend well the paneer cheese and not to kill the blender. I used a meat grinder for the first stage, and a hand blender for blending and mixing the cheese with the whole rest. Probably a good idea is to add some cream, milk or more eggs - cheap paneer is pretty dry, but still sufficiently wet to get a smooth texture.

The cost of the above is ca $15 - paneer can be bought for S$5-8 per 1kg.


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