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Aug 5, 2013 12:14 PM

36% to 40% cream

I would like to make mascarpone but where can I buy 36% - 40% cream???

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  1. Loblaw has, or had, a 40% cream in their high end stores, like Queen's Quay or Yonge and Yonge Blvd.

    1. Isn't that just whipping cream?

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      1. re: catherine88

        Whipping cream (heavy cream) is 35%.

      2. You can buy this at Longo's/Grocery Gateway. It is 48% MF

        1. Liberte has a 40% creme fraiche.

          1. I've accepted that I'm not going to be able to get double cream as I know it from home (UK), but looking at the Lactantia whipping cream, it has all sorts of stabilisers and other additives. Does anyone know of any brands that are just cream? There might be a family revolt if I don't magic something up to go with Christmas pud!

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            1. re: gembellina

              At the higher end Loblaws, I've seen Devon double cream with 48% milk fat. IIRC $8 for 250ml.

              1. re: asagiri

                Good god. I'm used to paying approx $2.50 for 600ml!

                Needs must though - what would be a higher end Loblaws? We usually go to the one at Lakeshore and Leslie.

                1. re: gembellina

                  I've definitely seen it at their Queen's Quay, and St. Clair West locations. I might've seen it at their flagship store at the former Maple Leaf Gardens.

              2. re: gembellina

                Actually Liberte makes a 35% organic cream that's just cream. None of the chemicals found in the more common whipping creams out there.

                Also, Devon and clotted creams are available at many places, including Fiesta Farms and Whole foods. I've also seen it at SLM.

                1. re: foodie_mtl

                  Ok I'll keep an eye out for Liberte, thanks.

                  I read a thread from 2007 which found unfavourable comparisons between Canadian and English clotted cream. Maybe things have picked up since then!

                  1. re: gembellina

                    The small jars of clotted cream that I purchased recently from Fiesta Farms appear to have been imported. But I may be wrong. They are small jars, with a green label.

                    1. re: gembellina

                      Harmony also makes an organic whipping cream.

                      1. re: TorontoJo

                        Two more 35% creams without additives:
                        Organic Meadows
                        Hewitt's Dairy