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ibew292 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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    Raffles RE: ibew292 Dec 6, 2013 07:13 AM

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

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      malibumike RE: ibew292 Dec 6, 2013 07:31 AM

      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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        ibew292 RE: malibumike Dec 6, 2013 07:46 AM

        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

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          MplsM ary RE: ibew292 Dec 6, 2013 07:58 AM

          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.

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            malibumike RE: MplsM ary Dec 6, 2013 01:37 PM

            They sure don't in Southern Calif.

          2. re: ibew292
            Enso RE: ibew292 Dec 7, 2013 06:15 AM

            Might yogurt with live cultures be enough of a starter?

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              ibew292 RE: Enso Dec 7, 2013 07:08 AM

              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?

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                Jordan RE: ibew292 Dec 7, 2013 08:46 AM

                I think they were shut down.

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              getgot211 RE: ibew292 Dec 7, 2013 11:27 AM

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

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                ibew292 RE: getgot211 Dec 7, 2013 12:38 PM

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

          3. The Dairy Queen RE: ibew292 Dec 8, 2013 02:30 AM

            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. http://www.citypages.com/2002-05-15/r...

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


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            1. re: The Dairy Queen
              docfood RE: The Dairy Queen Dec 8, 2013 06:53 AM

              TDQ, you are such a wealth of information!

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