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Jul 26, 2009 12:51 PM

Unpasteurized or semi-unpasteurized cream in TO? Shh, I won't tell.

Okay, let's see if this one gets removed by the CH police.

I would like to make homemade butter, but I hear over and over that unpasteurized cream is best. I know there are laws, so I'd settle for a close facsimile rather than never trying it at all.

Where can I go in TO to find it? What brands are recommended?

Also, any feedback or advice from experienced butter makers?


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  1. Moimoi,

    Try this link:

    You may be able to find a farm co-op where you can join as a club member and at this point the unpasturized dairy is "at your own risk" and as if bought at the farm. We get raw dairy from Pennsylvania here on Long Island this way.

    1. Here's a link to Michael Schmidt who sells shares of his cows so people can have access to raw milk as you are an owner, not a buyer. Anyhow, he has been going to court over it. He may be able to help you with this.

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      1. re: Janine

        i looked into michael schmidt and glencoltonfarms and when i checked there was about at least a year of a waiting list.. could've been 3, though i can't remember. very popular but the po are on his butt for it. last i checked he was the only one in the toronto area who could provide it. i'm sure all the legal problems he's facing is putting a damper on his business so it may be even harder than before to obtain his milk.

        it would be pretty weak if CH removed this post.