How was my Butter Made?

Although we typically only get a few different kinds of butter here in the US, did you know there are many different methods used to cook butter? Keep reading to learn more about the region where your favorite flavor came from.

  • Cultured Cream Butter: There is always at least 82% fat in cultured cream butter, which is also named European Style butter. It has a decadent taste and is great to bake with. It is made by allowing the microorganisms in milk to ferment which creates a sharp taste that is stirred into the butter. Cultured cream butter is sunny yellow in color and full of flavor.
  • Sweet Cream Butter: Sweet cream butter though, is created using fresh cream instead of the fermented cream that cultured butter has. Most butters in the US are qualified as sweet cream butter, because dairy legislation require that butter is created with pasteurized milk butter.