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to be fuming at this substition suggested by supermarket staff?

(78 Posts)
ChaosTrulyReigns Wed 17-Apr-13 22:37:09

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?

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

A Babybellend! [ grin]

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

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

AmazingBouncingFerret Thu 18-Apr-13 20:29:27

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

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

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

(E)dam you Tesco!

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

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

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.

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

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

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"


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

Dolcelatte staff get away with this!

(really need to eat huge amount of cheese now)

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

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

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

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

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

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

StorFetHamster Thu 18-Apr-13 16:32:54

I have no cheese puns sad

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Did you get all primula and clutch your pearls?

Situations like this really grate.

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.

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

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

Helen I have Tetilla that yours was a great pun.

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

Oh Gouda, a cheesey thread.

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


Wouldn't have ricotta this at Waitrose.

--MN chestnit--

Or indeed at Wheytrose.

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