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Feb 5, 2009 03:00 PM

Where to find 'fresh yeast'

Where can I get this in Calgary, I found a great recipe for fresh versus dried yeast, and I want to try it out.

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  1. Hey... don't think it would be any different in Calgary but any bakery will be able to sell it to you. Your only problem might be buying it in small enough batches. Cheers!

    1. Coop has it in the organic dairy section

      1. As mentioned any bakery should be able to sell it to you. I've had mixed results at safeway, once being able to buy it, but another time the clerk looked at me like I was from the moon and said they didn't sell it. 100% success rate at IGA, but I don't know if that translates over to Sobeys.

        1. Honestly, fresh or dried, it makes no difference. They are exactly the same strain of yeast and have the exact same flavor. What you do is find a bakery that uses wild yeast and ask them to sell or give you some. But believe me( I am a chef and pizzaiolo) dried works and tastes just as good as fresh. I would recommend trying instant dried yeast oner active dry yeast. It is much easier to use.

          1. I forgot to mention that there is a good yeast conversion chart online if you want to try your recipe with dried yeast.