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Jun 21, 2005 05:29 PM

Buttermilk lovers only

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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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  1. 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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    1. re: Jerome

      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.

      1. re: Peripatetic

        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.

        1. re: Servorg

          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.

    2. trader joes makes the best buttermilk

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

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          1. re: AAQjr

            We moved a post regarding culturing your own buttermilk over to the Home Cooking board at: 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. 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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            1. re: Will Owen

              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! ;-)

              1. re: WildSwede

                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.

                1. re: Will Owen

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

                  1. re: Servorg

                    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!

                      1. re: WildSwede

                        We split a good tip about making buttermilk from regular milk and vinegar over to our home cooking board at: