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Sep 19, 2009 04:19 PM

Good Quebec Butter in Calgary

Anyone no where I can get some good Quebec butter?

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  1. How is it different from AB butter? Isn't all butter pretty much the same?

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    1. re: John Manzo

      This article below talks about finding the artisan butters in cheese shops - maybe one of the local formageries would be interested in bringing it in? The article also mentions difficulties with inter-provincial trade.
      Maybe inquire with
      In the "Exclusive Products" section, he has Quebec cheeses - maybe he can expand to butters.

      "One boasts caramel undertones. Another a hint of clover, or is that buckwheat? All display seasonal variations in taste and colour.

      This might sound like the language of oenophiles or perhaps cheese aficionados. But it isn't. Quebec foodies have discovered something new to fawn over: artisanal butter, produced in small quantities using only natural ingredients, by a handful of independent farms and small-scale producers around the province.

      These rich and creamy butters, sold mostly in specialty cheese shops or directly from the farms, are a far cry from those uniform yellow bricks wrapped in aluminum foil from the supermarket."

      1. re: John Manzo

        Some butters from Quebec and Belgium are cultured. I think this is what the OP is referring to. I have found Lactancia pretty common here, but haven't found any others besides President's Choice at Superstore. I used to use Lactancia, but have found the President's Choice Organic Unsalted to be a better product overall, though it is not cultured.

        1. re: John Manzo

          During my trip to Montreal, I tried quite a few different cultured butters and they were much more flavorful then the stuff we get in Alberta. Lamothe Cremerie made an excellent butter.

          1. re: John Manzo

            No, kind of like how all coffee beans are not the same.