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Source for French butter

Chrisg1030 Nov 17, 2011 07:48 PM

Hi. Does anyone know of a source for French butter with sea salt, preferably on Vancouver Island? Thanks.

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    jcolvin Nov 18, 2011 12:11 PM

    I don't think anyone imports French butter due to the 290% dairy quota/supply management duty on it. If you want to change that, tell your MP.

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    1. re: jcolvin
      jcolvin Nov 18, 2011 12:15 PM

      Correction: apparently Les Amis du Fromage or Benton Bros may sometimes carry french butters.

    2. NoMoreSnuggles Nov 18, 2011 12:28 PM

      Yes, Les Amis usually has very good quality but extremely expensive French butter, including beurre d'Echire. mmmm. Unfortunately, if you want a significant quantity of French butter, over the border is your best bet.

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      1. re: NoMoreSnuggles
        mrbitterpants Nov 18, 2011 07:58 PM

        Interesting. Back in the summer I asked Les Amis about French butter and was told they didn't carry them due to the ridiculous tariff mentioned above. They do have a good cultured butter from somewhere in the Valley but alas no fleur de sel.

        Where across the border can you get french butter?

        1. re: mrbitterpants
          anewton Nov 19, 2011 07:12 AM

          Ottavio on Oak Bay Ave. used to regularly stock French butter. I haven't checked recently, though.

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