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ISO: Whey Butter

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uberathlete Aug 19, 2012 01:44 PM

Hi everyone.

Just wanted to ask if anyone knows a reliable source for whey butter in the GTA area. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!

  1. jayt90 Aug 20, 2012 08:23 AM

    Stirling whey butter is at Quickert's in Pickering. Used to be Reid's, which seems to be re-organized but much the same.
    http://www.urbanspoon.com/ch/10/36302...

    1. damonster Aug 19, 2012 05:27 PM

      I've only found it at Whole Foods.
      Here is the brand they don't list retailers that I could find but do have contact info for questions
      http://www.stirlingcreamery.com/conta...
      It's pretty tasty. I did come across something that said they sold it at Fiesta Farms as well but can't confirm.

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        plug Aug 19, 2012 07:06 PM

        I believe Alex farm locations carry this, including st.Lawrence market

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          estufarian Aug 20, 2012 08:36 AM

          I've found it at both Fiesta Farms and St Lawrence (although I don't think it was at Alex's - recall it was towards the NE end, but not sure exactly where).

          I find the taste dominates everything I use it in - now prefer a 50/50 blend with 'regular' butter.

          But have switched to cultured butter as I now prefer that - also at Fiesta Farms - and not sure the Whey is currently in stock there.

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            uberathlete Aug 20, 2012 10:00 AM

            Hi estufarian. The cultured butter you mention ... is that the 84 churn butter by Stirling?

            1. re: uberathlete
              estufarian Aug 20, 2012 11:54 AM

              No - definitely NOT - I was really disappointed in that. The taste test I did had it placed badly by everyone (my guess is that was because it is 'slightly salted'. Those who liked salted found it too bland; those who like unsalted found it too salty).
              But - to be fair- I didn't use it in a baking test, where it's rumoured to be better than the alternatives.
              I use the Lactantia Salted Cultured (? only available at Fiesta Farms - the Unsalted is available at several places).

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