How was my Butter Made?
Even though we typically only get a few different varieties of butter here in the US, did you know there are lots of different methods used to make butter? Keep reading to learn more about where your favorite flavor hails from.
- Cultured Cream Butter: Also named European Style butter, cultured cream butter has at minimum 82% fat. It’s got a rich flavor and is outstanding to bake with. It is made by permitting the microorganisms in milk to ferment which makes a tangy flavor that is stirred into the butter. Cultured cream butter is light yellow in color and very flavorful.
- Sweet Cream Butter: Sweet cream butter on the other hand, is created using fresh cream rather than the soured cream that cultured butter has. Almost all the butters in North America are qualified as sweet cream butter, since American dairy laws require that butter is created with pasteurized milk butter.