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!