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Where to find clotted cream

volauvent Feb 18, 2009 10:36 AM

Hello Everyone

Does anyone know of any stores that sell real clotted cream?

Thanks in advance!

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    bigfellow RE: volauvent Feb 18, 2009 11:24 AM

    I've always found it at loblaws. It is a speciality item and not stocked in all stores.

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      embee RE: volauvent Feb 18, 2009 11:30 AM

      While many stores have some version of "clotted" cream (I saw Devon cream at a Loblaw's this morning), you won't find anything resembling "real" clotted cream in Toronto. Probably not in Canada, unless it's available directly from a farm gate source. The closest thing is probably Loblaw's double cream, which is delicious, but not even close to what I assume you are looking for.

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        Kagemusha RE: embee Feb 18, 2009 01:20 PM

        Sad but true. I've never seen anything approaching the real deal here. It's not apparently made here, either. Wrong cows, no shelf life, tiny demand.

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          Bobby Wham RE: Kagemusha Feb 18, 2009 02:36 PM

          La Fromagerie on College,st. It's legit

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            Kagemusha RE: Bobby Wham Feb 20, 2009 03:59 AM

            UK product?

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              jamie_r RE: Bobby Wham May 12, 2009 07:58 AM

              No, they don't sell it there. I just called and asked (you can call for yourself - the number I got from their website is 416 516-4278).

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          chillihigh RE: volauvent Feb 20, 2009 11:47 AM

          There is a shop in the eglinton town square mall at vic park and eglinton that sells products imported from the UK and ive seen it there.

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            jamie_r RE: volauvent May 12, 2009 08:05 AM

            I called Bruno's to ask if they have it (http://www.brunosfinefoods.com/locati... - the location at Yonge), and they said they have "English Devon Cream", which they said is the same thing. I'm not sure I believe it's the same thing, but I'm going to try it.

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              lamaranthe RE: jamie_r May 12, 2009 10:31 AM

              According to Joy of Cooking (http://www.joyofbaking.com/Devonshire...) the real thing has to be made from unpasteurized cream. Metro at Yonge & Bayview sells small jars of heavy cream. They do not keep fresh for long.

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                jayt90 RE: lamaranthe May 12, 2009 06:38 PM

                Yonge and Bayview???

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                  lamaranthe RE: jayt90 May 13, 2009 09:21 AM

                  I meant Eglinton and Bayview

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                tjr RE: jamie_r May 12, 2009 08:43 PM

                A lot of places sell this, or double devon, but I haven't seen the clotted cream around (the same company that makes the common double devon cream, with the blue label, also makes a clotted cream as well).

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                  Kagemusha RE: jamie_r May 13, 2009 04:29 AM

                  NOT the same, jamie r. Doesn't do Bruno's cred any good to hear that claim.

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                  atomrobin RE: volauvent May 13, 2009 01:26 PM

                  It's 'illegal' to sell raw milk products in North America. My girlfriend's father tries to bring some clotted cream home for us every time he goes to England. It gets confiscated at Customs every time. I would find it HIGHLY unlikely you could find true clotted cream here in Toronto, unless you own your own dairy farm.

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                    jayt90 RE: atomrobin May 13, 2009 07:12 PM

                    It is not illegal to sell raw milk products in North America.
                    First of all, you have to include part of Central America, where there are fresh milk products on the street.
                    Secondly, raw milk products are sold freely in California.
                    Finally, raw milk cheese is sold from Quebec, Vermont, and France, if it is aged 60 days.

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                      tjr RE: jayt90 May 13, 2009 08:19 PM

                      Even aged less than 60 days, you can legally get raw milk cheese in Quebec (since 2008, I believe).

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                        embee RE: jayt90 May 14, 2009 08:06 AM

                        Yes, but it is illegal to sell raw milk in Ontario - even if you are doing it legally :-)

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                        jcolvin RE: atomrobin Nov 9, 2011 07:04 PM

                        Clotted cream is not raw. It is pasteurized (at least, the commercially sold stuff is). If customs are confiscating it then they are in the wrong.

                      3. chocabot RE: volauvent May 13, 2009 01:36 PM

                        what is being served in tea rooms as "clotted cream"? would they be making it in the kitchen?

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                          embee RE: chocabot May 13, 2009 02:42 PM

                          Not likely. It's usually whipped cream; sometimes Devon. Never clotted.

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                            chocabot RE: embee May 14, 2009 07:46 AM

                            thanks embee.

                            The can of Devon would at the very least approximate a tea room in Toronto.

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