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brucerus Aug 5, 2013 12:14 PM

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

  1. jayt90 Aug 5, 2013 01:06 PM

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

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      catherine88 Aug 5, 2013 03:07 PM

      Isn't that just whipping cream?

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        Tatai Aug 5, 2013 03:26 PM

        Whipping cream (heavy cream) is 35%.

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        barneyvernon Aug 5, 2013 06:51 PM

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

        http://www.grocerygateway.com/Shoppin...

        1. Chester Eleganté Oct 9, 2013 12:34 PM

          Liberte has a 40% creme fraiche.

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            gembellina Dec 19, 2013 10:19 AM

            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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              asagiri Dec 19, 2013 10:31 AM

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

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                gembellina Dec 19, 2013 10:44 AM

                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.

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                  asagiri Dec 20, 2013 01:30 PM

                  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.

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                foodie_mtl Dec 19, 2013 10:36 AM

                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.

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                  gembellina Dec 19, 2013 10:46 AM

                  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!

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                    foodie_mtl Dec 19, 2013 10:50 AM

                    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.

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                      TorontoJo Dec 20, 2013 05:01 AM

                      Harmony also makes an organic whipping cream.

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                        jayt90 Dec 20, 2013 05:26 AM

                        Two more 35% creams without additives:
                        Organic Meadows
                        Hewitt's Dairy http://www.hewittsdairy.com/our-produ...

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                  jammy Dec 20, 2013 06:51 AM

                  Contact Sheldon Creek dairy. They were test marketing a 60% cream a month ago so you might be able to get a pot of it put aside for you. I'm not sure if you'd have to pick it up at the farm or if you could have it shipped to one of the stores that sells their products.

                  http://www.sheldoncreekdairy.ca/conta...

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