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Buttermilk lovers only

malibumike Jun 21, 2005 05:29 PM

What is your favorite buttermilk and where can you find it. Has anybody found real churned buttermilk as opposed to the cultured varity?

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    Jerome RE: malibumike Jun 21, 2005 05:36 PM

    Altadena used to sell it, under the Stueve's brand. Raw churned buttermilk - thin, wonderfully refreshing.

    I like their cultured as well, but the fresh churned was really something. Maybe it's still available. You could check with them directly, I'm sure.

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      Peripatetic RE: Jerome Feb 14, 2012 11:40 PM

      Alta Dena was acquired by Dean foods in 1999, the same dubious conglomerate behind Horizon Organic. I doubt they still have any non-mass market product offerings.

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        Servorg RE: Peripatetic Feb 16, 2012 11:40 AM

        I would imagine that Broguiere's buttermilk would be a good one to taste test. I normally see their milk at my local Whole Foods in Mar Vista.

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          latindancer RE: Servorg Feb 17, 2012 11:51 PM

          I have never seen Broguiere's buttermilk sold retail. However it's the only milk I use.
          This milk in bottles is wonderful and reminds me of the days when lots of people, including my family, had their milk delivered in bottles before the plastic craze.

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      tswheel RE: malibumike Feb 14, 2012 09:52 PM

      trader joes makes the best buttermilk

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        AAQjr RE: malibumike Feb 14, 2012 10:37 PM

        Has anyone seen Full Fat Buttermilk? Haven't been able to get it since I left Atlanta

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          tswheel RE: AAQjr Feb 14, 2012 10:49 PM


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            The Chowhound Team RE: AAQjr Feb 16, 2012 02:09 PM

            We moved a post regarding culturing your own buttermilk over to the Home Cooking board at: http://www.chow.com/topics/834082 so more home cooking hounds would see and benefit from it. If anyone from this thread is interested in trying the tip, check it out there.

          2. Will Owen RE: malibumike Feb 18, 2012 03:52 PM

            Here's something that's been bothering me: there were several stores in Nashville that carried buttermilk in pint cartons, very handy if you're just making cornbread or biscuits. Here in LA County all I've found is quarts. Now, I do like to drink it, but not all the time, so if I'm just making a pan of cornbread I'll probably just use the standard dodge of white vinegar in plain milk. But a smaller carton would sure be nice. Ever seen any?

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              WildSwede RE: Will Owen Feb 20, 2012 11:17 AM

              Hi Will, I have the same problem. Cannot find it in smaller containers. I was just reading that it freezes very well... I am going to try it the next time I am craving rusks with buttermilk! ;-)

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                Will Owen RE: WildSwede Feb 21, 2012 11:47 AM

                Since you work kind of in my neighborhood, we could just split a quart!

                It really is annoying; I think I've seen somewhere that Alta Dena does in fact make smaller containers of it, but who carries them? Could see if there's a website, but those usually just list places that carry a line, as opposed to any particular item.

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                  Servorg RE: Will Owen Feb 21, 2012 11:49 AM

                  If it really does freeze well that solves the problem for you, Will. Probably worth a little at home "science experiment."

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                    calpurnia RE: Servorg Feb 21, 2012 12:49 PM

                    Let me know how freezing works out for you. I too remember getting the smaller pint cartons. I hate having to toss most of the carton, or worse, having to make things with it that I really don't need to be eating all week!

                    BTW, WO & WS, I'm in Pasadena and would gladly split a quart with you too!

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                      WildSwede RE: calpurnia Feb 21, 2012 01:19 PM

                      Awesome! ;-)

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                        The Chowhound Team RE: WildSwede Mar 2, 2012 12:01 PM

                        We split a good tip about making buttermilk from regular milk and vinegar over to our home cooking board at: http://www.chow.com/topics/836740

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