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Creme Fraiche

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A number of recipes these days call for the addition of creme fraiche. However, I've never seen it in my local supermarket unless I'm looking for it in the wrong place. So where would I find it? And how much should I expect to pay?

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  1. You can fine it at places like Whole Foods and Pusateri's. I think I've seen it at Loblaws and Sobeys before but not consistently.

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    1. re: wontonfm

      Also - Alex's Cheese locations stock it - making it is cheaper but sometimes you just have to buy it. In a pinch I have substituted Western Creamery Sour Cream Extra Rich 30%

    2. I've been buying the Liberte brand Creme Fraiche at Metro, about $4 a tub.

      1. My Sobey's at Yonge/St. Clair has it for about $5.

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        1. re: miketoronto

          Highland Farms (Dufferin s. of Steeles) has two varieties of creme fraiche.

        2. Loblaws at Queens Quay has 2 or 3 different types (PC brand, Liberté, and then something oraganic/locally) intermittently.

          1. Yes my local Sobeys on Broadview Ave stocks it. I was expecting to find it amongst the sour cream/milk/cream section, but when I asked they directed me to the deli counters where you can find it usually in small glass jars amongst the packaged french, italian soft cheeses.