You’d think that butter is butter. It’s not. There is better butter. Kerrygold has been my gold standard for years. You can read up on my takes for the better butters, but, you can parboil all those words down to one:
Grass-fed butter is, hands-down, the best butter. It’s also the best milk, available in a lot of places in Europe, still, but much harder to come by in the United States, unless you live near dairy farmers with some principles.
Even in the grass game, though, there is one additional word that distinguishes Kerrygold from the others.
The grasses of Ireland are blessed with the tail end of the Gulf Stream. It brings a wet, windy wonder that the soil and seed turn into some of the richest grasslands in the world. I’ve really not had any better, including in Switzerland, where you’d think, with their rich, verdant grassy pastures, they’d produce some amazing butter.
There is a definite taste improvement in anything made with Kerrygold butter. Yes, it costs a bit more, but, if you’re avoiding buying boxed foods and expensive microwave meals where the box costs more than this butter, you’ll be able to afford it quite easily.
Butter at its purest, best is unsalted. I use both, but, when it comes to baking anything that calls for butter, or when I make vegetables from corn to asparagus, I want that sweet grassy WOW, not salty, so this is my go-to.
Kerrygold packages are a bit different, but they’re essentially an American double-stick package of butter.
Even in a market full of butter, and premium butter, this one is so good that it gets my Choicestuff™ 5-Diamond award, hands-down. Find out where it’s being sold at a market near you by clicking on the link.