How was my Butter Made?

Though we usually only have a couple different kinds of butter in North America, did you know there are lots of different methods used to cook butter? Keep reading to learn more about the region where this delicious ingredient hails from.

  • Cultured Cream Butter: There is always at minimum 82% fat included in cultured cream butter, also known as European Style butter. It has a rich flavor and is excellent for baking. It’s cooked by permitting the microorganisms in milk to ferment which makes a sharp flavor that is mixed into the butter. It’s sunny yellow colored and very flavorful.
  • Sweet Cream Butter: Sweet cream butter however, is made with fresh cream rather than the fermented cream that cultured butter has. The majority of the butters in the US are qualified as sweet cream butter, because dairy laws require that butter is created with clarified butter.