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Dec 5, 2013 05:53 AM


Looking for real Buttermilk not the cultured stuff that is for sale everywhere. Hope Creamery makes a lot of butter but I have never seen buttermilk from them for sale. Anyone out there know where I can find the real stuff?

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  1. Make your own butter with a few cups of heavy cream in the food processor and you will have buttermilk leftover...

    1. I've been looking for it for years in the west(California) with no luck. The last I remember was Arden Farms
      in a churn type container, disapeared around the early '60s. Good luck. Where are you located?

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      1. re: malibumike

        I am in Minneapolis. The problem with making your own it is very hard to find Cream that isn't ultra pasteurized, it is almost impossible to culture that cream. I also would like more Buttermilk than Butter. This part of the discussion should be moved to Home Cooking

        1. re: ibew292

          In searching around the web I see that in 'select' markets Whole Foods carries real buttermilk. You might try giving them a call to see if the location nearest you carries it.

          1. re: MplsM ary

            They sure don't in Southern Calif.

          2. re: ibew292

            Might yogurt with live cultures be enough of a starter?

            1. re: Enso

              Not with the ultra pasteurized. It seem to change the cream to much. Have made butter and buttermilk want to find some great stuff to buy. The University used to sell it but don't anymore. Does anyone know if that place in Richfield is still open. I think it was a food club?

            2. re: ibew292

              Land O Lakes sells two creams, one in a blue label and one in a red label, red is ultra pasteurized, blue is pasteurized.

              1. re: getgot211

                Fairly low in butterfat.....Thanks but anyone real buttermilk without all that butter.....

          3. I don't know, but according to this (quite old) piece, Hope does make buttermilk that Hope "sells to other creameries and manufacturers."


            And here they say it's too much of a hassle, so they dry it and sell it to animal feed manufacturers.

            Maybe they'd sell it to you if you called and asked.


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            1. re: The Dairy Queen

              TDQ, you are such a wealth of information!

              1. re: The Dairy Queen

                Now they dry it. Anyone seen the Real Stuff in liquid form?

              2. I called Hope Creamery at one time about this and was basically told that governmental bureauacracy kept them from producing the real stuff. Possibly the only real buttermilk in the entire country is the Kates brand in Maine

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                1. re: MarkG

                  I have been emailing a lot of other Creamery's. If I want a tanker full I can get,it but not retail. I bought some at the UofM cheese store but now they deny they have ever sold it. Must be those pesky regulations protecting us....

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