Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Quebec (inc. Montreal) >
Jun 28, 2011 10:12 PM


Where can I find unsalted, no-added-crap (doesn't have to be organic) butter? Local, imported etc.? I am making the effort to get some proper bread in this weekend and I'd like to have some good butter to pair with it, but I have no idea where to get it - I usually just buy Lactancia from the grocery store, so I'm not even sure if 'specialty' brands are available here in Montreal. Do any fromageries carry butter, too?

Tips appreciated!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. at every single grocery store...

    1. The original comment has been removed
      1. Just look for regular, unsalted butter at any grocery store, as others have said. If you want something fancier, look in the dairy case at Saveurs du Marché at Jean-Talon Market.

        Jean-Talon Market
        7075 Avenue Casgrain, Montreal, QC H2S, CA

        1 Reply
        1. re: kpzoo

          Lactancia butter doesn't actually add any crap to it's butter which is what we always use. Beurrerie du Patrimoine (which I haven't tried) is available at more than a few stores at JTM as kpzoo mentioned (both cheese stores), as well as places like Tau, Healthtree, etc... It's at least triple the price so I have a hard time justifying the cost.

          The Patrimoine yogurt on the other hand I have tried and is excellent.

        2. The original comment has been removed
          1. If you really want to splurge, you can get Beurre d'échiré (French butter) at Fromagerie Atwater, but it's close to 20$ for a small container!

            It is so good just spreaded on quality bread!

            5 Replies
            1. re: westaust

              It's 11 or 13$ at Gourmet Laurier.

              Not sure it's really worth it though... I'd pay that for Bordier Butter anytime, but the others...

              1. re: Glaff

                Where can I get the Bordier, Glaff? Why do you think it's worth it?

                Thanks for replies, I am definitely looking for butter I can't find at the grocery store - I will get the Echire if nothing else pops up!

                1. re: montrealeater

                  In France ;) As far as I know it's not distributed outside of France.

                  1. re: Glaff

                    Bah, hellfire. Well, Echire it is then. I've always wanted to try that so ... now I can!

                  2. re: montrealeater

                    Oh man Bordier is the best! It is smoothe, creamy, tasty...

                    I have not seen it in MTL unfortunately.