Ways to Make Butter

Even though we generally only get a few different kinds of butter in North America, did you know there are many different processes to cook butter? Read on to find out the region where this delicious ingredient came from.

  • Cultured Cream Butter: Also called European Style butter, cultured cream butter includes at minimum 82% fat. European style butter is exceptional for baking and is spreadable. It’s made by allowing the microorganisms in milk to ferment which makes a sharp flavor that gets stirred into the butter. Cultured cream butter is bright yellow colored and very flavorful.
  • Sweet Cream Butter: Sweet cream butter on the other hand, is made using fresh cream instead of the fermented cream that cultured butter has. Most butters in the US are qualified as sweet cream butter, since American dairy legislation require that butter is made with clarified butter.