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Feb 18, 2009 10:36 AM

Where to find clotted cream

Hello Everyone

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

Thanks in advance!

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

    1. 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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      1. re: embee

        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.

        1. re: Kagemusha

          La Fromagerie on College,st. It's legit

            1. re: Bobby Wham

              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).

        2. 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.

          1. I called Bruno's to ask if they have it ( - 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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            1. re: jamie_r

              According to Joy of Cooking ( 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.

              1. re: jamie_r

                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).

                1. re: jamie_r

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

                2. 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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                  1. re: atomrobin

                    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.

                    1. re: jayt90

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

                      1. re: jayt90

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

                      2. re: atomrobin

                        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.