When I did my post on my favorite butter sources, I mentioned Kerrygold butter. It is a butter that we have been using for years. I knew it was superior to most butters in the stores. I found that it made everything taste better that I used it with-It makes a wonderful pastry dough, by the way- and was superior for your health. But I was told that it was only partly grass fed. Happily, I was misinformed. I didn’t know all of the details, and now I am even more excited about it!
Molly O’Loughlin left a message on my post, giving a more detailed description of Kerrygold butter.
We are so delighted that to hear that you enjoy Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter! We thought we should just add a few bits of additional information for you that you may find useful.
Kerrygold dairy products are made from the freshest milk of grass fed cows. While others are now rediscovering the benefits of grass feeding cows, the Irish have never wavered, recognizing that cows are natural ruminants and grass is their natural diet.
Today, most of the milk from Ireland’s small dairy farms go to local co-ops, where milk is collected, then sent on to be made into butter and cheeses.
Milk is entirely from grass-fed cows (from Ireland’s green lush pastures) and only summer milk is used to produce Kerrygold butter.
Kerrygold produces two different types of butter for the US: a salted sweeet cream butter (gold foil) and unsalted lactic/cultured butter (sliver foil).
In addition, we have developed a webiste specifically for the US consumer. The link is www.kerrygold.com/usa if you would like to use that instead.
So not only is it completely grass fed, but it the butter is made from the more superior milk (from the summer milk). That’s exciting! The other great thing about Kerrygold is that it is widely available.
I can get it the cheapest at Trader Joe’s, but you can also find it at health food stores, specialty stores and even regular grocery stores. You often will find it, not with the other butter, but with the imported cheeses. For a very short while, Costco (Sam’s Club) carried it. It was a huge bummer when they stopped. But you can get Kerrygold cheese there for a very good price.
I also didn’t realize that their unsalted butter was cultured. That’s good to know (though I have to admit that I really like their salted one the best).
The only thing I wish? That I was an affiliate for Kerrygold……I would gladly back this product!
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Oh, how exciting! I clicked on their link and it is sold at a chain that I actually have in my town! Woohoo! Love it! Now I’ll have to go check and see if they actually HAVE it. Hoping, hoping!
I went back to the previous butter post to see if there was info on there about specific prices, but there wasn’t. Keeping in mind that prices vary quite a bit across regions, I was wondering if you could give us an idea of the price KerryGold sells for?
Oh man, I LOVE this butter. My FIL and I give it to each other as gifts for Christmas and birthdays because we are huge butter fans. 🙂
It is definitely more expensive, so prepare yourself. 🙂 I think at Trader Joe’s I pay around 2.75 for half a pound. It can be up to 3.50 at other places. But when we were in California, I noticed that food was a bit cheaper, so who knows how much you will have to pay for it.
But, in my opinion, it is SO worth it. But, yes, sometimes we have to watch how much butter we use in recipes, etc, to fit it in our budget.
I hope you are able to find it!
Candace @ A Garden of Blessings
I already love butter. I’ll have to see if I can find some of this to try. Thanks for all the info.
Thanks so much for this information! Kerrygold is now my default when I don’t have access to good local butter. Trader Joe’s seems to carry it for pretty cheap. I made ghee with it a couple weeks ago and it was wonderful.
I am so glad that you enjoy it! 🙂 I also love ghee made from it. It is definitely the best tasting kind I have made.
I just discovered Kerrygold butter at one of my local grocery stores, right in the imported cheese section, like you said. It’s $4.89 for 8 oz., but it’s so fantastic, it is definitely worth it! Sometimes to get by, I use Organic Valley butter for cooking with, but I always at least reserve the Kerrygold for direct application on bread/toast, baked potatoes, or whatever else you’d put butter on. Just a few tablespoons a day is a great supplement for your health.
I forgot to mention that I live in eastern Washington. I wish I could find it here for $3.50, let alone $2.75!
I am so glad that you have been able to find it and enjoy it! It’s to bad you can’t find it cheaper though. Do you not have a Trader Joe’s near you?
But it is good, isn’t it. 😉
This is great – My husband travels to London frequently, and started bringing back various butters for us to try. We settled on the Kerrygold as our favorite for flavor and cooking properties. (Also good is Anchor from New Zealand). At some point, his schedule had kept him away from UK long enough that we ran out. So I went to the grocery and bought our former standard, LandOLakes. It was terrible! Had no flavor whatsoever, and burned the instant it hit the pan. I have since found that Texas’ Falfurrias butter is an acceptable substitute, but we have been pretty careful not to run out of Kerrygold since! We also give it as presents to our neighbors, LOL.
I have been lucky enough to have found Kerrygold Butter at our local Costco and it is very reasonably priced.
P.S. My local Costco sells this as well! I think it just started – and we are now faithful buyers! It’s delicious and so rich looking!