to be fuming at this substition suggested by supermarket staff?

(78 Posts)

I sent DD2 into Lidl to get feta for supper.

They didn't have any and so she stood there looking perplexed.

The assistant asked if she could help? DD" explained the situationa nd came out clutching mozzarella.

Who on earth suggests that as an adequate replacement for Feta?

Am I Brieing Unreasonable?

PregnantPain Wed 17-Apr-13 22:37:49


StuntGirl Wed 17-Apr-13 22:37:54


Cheddar complain?

Oh dear.

There is no adequate substitution for feta. Apart from maybe Haloumi, at a push.

What was it for?

ChippyMinton Wed 17-Apr-13 22:39:21


What would have been a Gouda alternative?

Valpollicella Wed 17-Apr-13 22:39:48


Tis Mediterranean and cheese

They didn't sub it with cheddar/gouda/brie

VivaLeBeaver Wed 17-Apr-13 22:39:56

What's the problem?

It's cheese
It's white
It's furrin.


Buzzardbird Wed 17-Apr-13 22:40:17

I would roule up there tomorrow and give them hell! Bastards!

ChippyMinton Wed 17-Apr-13 22:40:18

Complain to Red Leicester Ranzten?

I camembert cannot bear substitutions.

WMittens Wed 17-Apr-13 22:40:32

What edam nuisance.

Roasted veg couscous, omdb.

It ocCURD to me that I should really give itt a go. It was mildly ok.

Buzzardbird Wed 17-Apr-13 22:41:52

Edam well knew that would be a shit substitute!

ChippyMinton Wed 17-Apr-13 22:42:12

You need to go Caerphilly with substitutions, especially when following a recipe.

Oh, I truckled at Leicester Rantzen.


froginthepond Wed 17-Apr-13 22:42:46

shock That would have really cheesed me off. grin

FunnysInLaJardin Wed 17-Apr-13 22:42:50

bet that got your goat(s cheese), I would put a Banon your daughter going shopping until she camembert do it properbrie

Norfolknway Wed 17-Apr-13 22:43:16

How very dairy dare he

Buzzardbird Wed 17-Apr-13 22:44:10

Stiltons of people make mistakes

Gosh you lot are whey too quick with your punnage.

MinnieBar Wed 17-Apr-13 22:45:13

That wouldn't have happened in Sainsbrie's.

I know my faults -such a procrastinator - I msut get a RIND to writing a snottagram.

elQuintoConyo Wed 17-Apr-13 22:46:20

The assistant was a bit of a Babybellend.

ChippyMinton Wed 17-Apr-13 22:46:40

Lidl Bleu it big time.

Buzzardbird Wed 17-Apr-13 22:46:50

I think you are being very mature about it, I don't think I would be so mild. He would be apologising through a medium.

YoniConnect Wed 17-Apr-13 22:47:50

I (port) salut you OP

Buzzardbird Wed 17-Apr-13 22:48:43

Don't let him kraft an excuse and string you along.

WishIdbeenatigermum Wed 17-Apr-13 22:48:44


You should bries in there and give them Roquefort!

Buzzardbird Wed 17-Apr-13 22:49:43

How very dairylea

Wouldn't have ricotta this at Waitrose.

MN chestnit

BrevilleTron Wed 17-Apr-13 22:51:14

What does cheese say when it sees itself in a mirror?

" Well Halloumi"

Valpollicella Wed 17-Apr-13 22:52:28

Maybe you just need to Bruss this under the carpet now Chaos and leave it.

Hopefully dinner was Stilton after this Appalacian mountain of a mistake

Primafacie Wed 17-Apr-13 22:53:17

No cheese would ever Brie a good substitute to feta. It's almost cream-inal behaviour.

I bet you were all fetap fed up and oh so irate ossau-iraty

Camem Pom bert, anyone? bear

RussianBlu Wed 17-Apr-13 23:15:47

I once ordered SALMON. I was given GAMMON as a substitute. I do not eat pork. I don't think you can beat that.

JumpJockey Wed 17-Apr-13 23:25:40

I was looking for Jam on the online supermarket and it "helpfully" noted "similar searches: ham". Erm, only in the one-letter-different sense.

Anyway, re OP, Yarg what a dreadful situation to find yourself in! Had the shop assistant double G loucester mind?

CabbageLeaves Wed 17-Apr-13 23:26:37

I was substituted toothpaste for razors once...

Primafacie Wed 17-Apr-13 23:34:22

Cabbage, I bet your armpits are all fresh and minty and you are saving a ton on deodorant.

Gerrof Wed 17-Apr-13 23:35:48

Hahaha at you were being uncheeseonable.

I can't think of a funny pun so can't join in with you silly tossers

SirBoobAlot Wed 17-Apr-13 23:40:44

Feta not get wound up by it, though.

I'll bet it's really grating on you, your lack of punnage, GetO.

Viviennemary Wed 17-Apr-13 23:42:57

Feta cheek they had.

Pollykitten Wed 17-Apr-13 23:44:03

How do you coax a bear down a mountain?


I bet that wasn't fondue, I would be playing merry emmental.

IAmJacksRagingBileDuct Thu 18-Apr-13 00:04:29

I'm grin at the shop manager being a "babybell end" and grin grin at giving them Roquefort!

Unfortunately not half as quick witted as you funny lot so I have nothing to add to the comedy value of the thread.

sydlexic Thu 18-Apr-13 00:12:24

Stop with the cheesy jokes.

I ordered lemon nut free muffins. Baked in a nut free environment, guaranteed nut free and I got walnut muffins.

frutilla Thu 18-Apr-13 00:14:29

I guess you mas-carp-on-e 'bout it...

I would have gone emmental. Feta farkin liberty.

(Best thread ever!)

raisah Thu 18-Apr-13 06:10:19

Cheshire cheese has the saltiness and tang to match that of feta.

ariadneoliver Thu 18-Apr-13 06:14:56

I'm sure it was irritating but unfortunately by the time she got home it was a feta accompli.

Feta accompli!



I ought to see the manchega, perhaps I'll get some free stuff for my trauma. Or should I contact the Big Chesse at head office directly?

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Apr-13 10:19:20


Wouldn't have ricotta this at Waitrose.

--MN chestnit--

Or indeed at Wheytrose.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Apr-13 10:21:38

Oh Gouda, a cheesey thread.

ariadneoliver Thu 18-Apr-13 10:44:21

Helen I have Tetilla that yours was a great pun.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 18-Apr-13 11:20:26

oh I do love a good cheese punning thread almost as much a good fishy punning thread, which of course is not what this is atrout.

Chaos a visit to the Manchega as a roule sorts things out. If you got a refund I for one would Port Salut you. After which you should go straight Chaume and put the whole thing be-rind you

YoniMaroney Thu 18-Apr-13 11:46:39

I would put a roquet-fort up their collective behinds. Bunch of comtes, the lot of them.

When they see me pa-neer their doorway, they'd mas-scarpone pretty edam New York Sharpish.

It would be a Red Leicester day for them, they'd get their fon-dues. Hell hath no fury like a cheesed off chef - I'd run in there screaming 'Yarg!!!!'

They'd be quarking in their boots, and no mis-cheese-steak.

elQuintoConyo Thu 18-Apr-13 14:22:46

Did you get all primula and clutch your pearls?

Situations like this really grate.

ChippyMinton Thu 18-Apr-13 15:57:51

There's something fondumentally wrong if you need to complain.

ChippyMinton Thu 18-Apr-13 16:01:21

Just in queso it happens again, maybe next time go yourself or send her Bruder?

ariadneoliver Thu 18-Apr-13 16:03:13

I hope this gets resolved, it would be a rarebit of good news!

GladbagsGold Thu 18-Apr-13 16:05:09

I hate this, you go in for one thing, the staff Parmesanthing else off on you.

Tell the Manchego, in fact offer him outside to Cambazola go if you think you're hard enough.

flamingtoaster Thu 18-Apr-13 16:24:55

Any argument for this substitution is full of holes - but it's interesting in its own whey. Ever since Edam and Eve people have made stupid decisions.

I have no cheese puns sad

phantomnamechanger Thu 18-Apr-13 16:40:13

ROFL, you cheesy lot you

"Ever since Edam and Eve people have made stupid decisions" love it!

Storf, you need a cheese dictionary mate, we all have one dontya know actually i can't think of any good puns that have not been punned already either

JumpJockey Thu 18-Apr-13 16:40:55

I hope you're not going to raclette them get away with this...

JumpJockey Thu 18-Apr-13 16:42:21

You can't just be cooking with whi-chevre cheese comes to hand.

anklebitersmum Thu 18-Apr-13 16:47:02

I'd have been cheesed off too on account of me brieing a feta fan and stilton-ites tea's not complete

WowOoo Thu 18-Apr-13 16:57:54

Dolcelatte staff get away with this!

(really need to eat huge amount of cheese now)

phantomnamechanger Thu 18-Apr-13 17:10:08

do songs count?
<dons susan boyle wig>

"I needed cheese in times gone byyyyy
My recipe did call for fetaaaaaaaaaaa
I sent my daughter off to buuuuuuy
some but they gave her mozzarellaaaa"


ChippyMinton Thu 18-Apr-13 17:10:52

Really, they shouldn't be getting away with employing any Tomme, Monterey Jack or Harry...

LaMaga Thu 18-Apr-13 18:07:21

At least they are both cheese. I ordered baby leeks and I got parsnips as a substitution once.

showtunesgirl Thu 18-Apr-13 19:58:07

As Victor Meldrew would say: I don't brie-liiiiieeeeeve it.

IncrediblePhatTheInnkeepersCat Thu 18-Apr-13 20:22:01

I once wanted ricotta and they tried to give me cottage cheese!

(E)dam you Tesco!

Oh how annoying, the assistant sounds like a right laughing cow.

iklboo Thu 18-Apr-13 20:47:35

You wouldn't get this kind of service on Wensleydale's Supermarket Sweep!

woopsidaisy Thu 18-Apr-13 20:52:35

A Babybellend! [ grin]

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