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Butter and Yellow Spreads
2018 - 2020


  • EVERYDAY FINISHING BUTTERS (posted September 24, 2020)
  • M.A.D. Foods introduces Butter Craft Provisions.
  • The Euro-style 82% fat butters are making their way into dairy departments of mainstream grocery stores, which is new for the company that has been making award-winning Aux Délices des Bois butters for the specialty channel for more than 15 years.
  • The flavor profiles hit the sweet spot between gourmet garnish and everyday condiment.
  • The initial line includes four dairy butters and two plant-based varieties.
  • Dairy flavors are: Black Truffle, Fire-Roasted Jalapeno, Parmesan Herb and Roasted Garlic.
  • Plant-based varieties are: Black Truffle and Roasted Garlic.
  • “We commit to recipes that work for home cooks: American-sourced ingredients, versatile flavor profiles, and easy, recyclable packaging,” says owner Thierry Farges.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CULINARY-INSPIRED GOURMET BUTTERS (posted September 14, 2020)
  • DFS Gourmet Specialties is growing its Chef Shamy Gourmet Butter line with new flavors and sizes.
  • The six new flavors come in 3-ounce or 3.7-ounce clamshell-style packages.
  • The new flavors are: Black Truffle, Blueberry Honey Butter, Chocolate Butter with Honey, Creamy Honey Butter, European-style Whipped Butter with Pink Himalayan Salt, and Steakhouse Grill Butter.
  • Chef Shamy Steakhouse Grill Butter has a hint of red pepper for a manageable but lingering heat. It can be used for sautéing or as a finishing topping.
  • The company is also offering single-serve packets for foodservice and institutions. Varieties include the company’s signature Garlic Parmesan Butter, as well as Brown Sugar Cinnamon Honey Butter and the new European-style Whipped Butter with Pink Himalayan Salt.
  • The company’s Garlic Parmesan Butter is the number-one selling garlic butter in the U.S., according to the company.
  • The 120-full-time employee company recently moved into a new production facility, which is about four times the size of the previous location.
  • All of the butters are 100% natural with no additives, preservatives or added oils.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • COW, SHEEP AND FLAVORED CLARIFIED BUTTER (posted July 15, 2020)
  • New Zealand’s Milkio Food is rolling out organic grass-fed ghee to the global marketplace.
  • In the ghee category, organic grass-fed ghee is valued as a premium dairy product because grass-fed cow milk is chemically analyzed as more nutrient-rich than grain-fed cow milk, according to the company. It contains a higher amount of beta carotene, omega 3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid.
  • Milkio Organic cow ghee clarified butter is prepared from 100% organic grass-fed cow milk and the ghee is organically certified by BioGro, New Zealand.
  • Milkio grass-fed ghee can be stored for 12 months at room temperature.
  • Two flavor-infused varieties are available. They are: Garlic and Lime.
  • There’s also Grass-Fed Sheep Ghee.
  • Milkio ghee is now available in Australia, China, Egypt, Japan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the U.S.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • GRASS-FED, OPEN-PASTURE BUTTER (posted June 25, 2020)
  • Nellie’s Free Range Eggs now offers Free Range Butter.
  • In keeping with its commitment to humane farming practices, Nellie’s Free Range continues to expand the number of small family farms it partners with to produce its new free range, grass-fed products, which in addition to butter includes heat-and-eat egg bites.
  • Nellie’s Free Range Butter is made with cream from happy, healthy cows who are raised on U.S. family-run dairy farms, according to the company. The girls are grass-fed, which means they’re free to roam in the open pasture and graze on the green grass, as they please.
  • The butter is slow-churned and contains 84% butterfat.
  • It comes in 8-ounce cartons (two 4-ounce sticks) in Sea Salted and Unsalted varieties.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 13, 2020, blog titled "Expo West: A Virtual Tour of All Things Dairy…and More (Part Two)."

  • NEW BUTTER FLAVOR AND FORMS (posted November 26, 2019)
  • Epicurean Butter grows its artisan butter offerings with Garlic Parmesan.
  • The company’s finishing butters are sold in 3.5-ounce retail cups.
  • Larger sizes of all flavors are available for foodservice, as well as single-use pouches for meal kits.
  • There are also new flower shapes available for foodservice and retail deli and specialty food counters.
  • Founded in 2004, Epicurean Butter enables consumers, personal chefs and foodservice professionals to bring restaurant-quality flavors into their own kitchens without additional prep-time or cooking knowhow.
  • Epicurean Butter’s products are made with all-natural and premium ingredients and are sold as branded and private-label products through grocery retail and foodservice channels.
  • In early September 2019, Epicurean Butter entered into a strategic partnership with HC Private Investments (HCPI), Chicago, whereby HCPI is providing capital to support the company’s strong sales growth.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • EURO-STYLE FLAVORED BUTTERS (posted October 29, 2019)
  • M.A.D. Foods extends its Aux Délices des Bois butter line.
  • The award-wining Black Truffle Butter and White Truffle Butter was introduced in 2006.
  • They are now being joined by two new varieties: Roasted Garlic Butter and Red Wine Shallot Butter.
  • The flavored butters contains 82% minimum butterfat.
  • Roasted Garlic Butter has a nutty, rounded flavor. Use it to simplify preparation of dishes such as linguine with clam sauce, garlic bread and escargots.
  • Red Wine Shallot Butter mimics the maître ‘d butter so essential to French cuisine. Its sweet, winey notes accent red meat, stewed veggies, fish and sauces.
  • The butters come in 3-ounce oval plastic cups with nine per case. They ship and store frozen.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SLOW-CHURNED FLAVOR-INFUSED BUTTER (posted July 22, 2019)
  • Clover Sonoma introduces Culinary Butter.
  • The seasoned spreadable butters come in sweet and savory varieties.
  • The three flavors are: Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Garlic & Herb and Lemon Garlic & Herb.
    Clover Sonoma Culinary Butter is slow-churned in small batches and infused with the highest quality spices and flavors.
  • Each 3.5-ounce tub is priced at $3.99 and is rolling out to independent Northern California grocery stores.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • BUTTER MADE BETTER (posted July 9, 2019)
  • Minerva Dairy gives its small-batch Amish butter a makeover.
  • Previously sold only in rolls wrapped in parchment paper, Minerva Dairy’s 85% butterfat butter now comes in 8-ounce cartons (two individually wrapped sticks) in five varieties.
  • A Smoked Maple Wood flavor still comes in an 8-ounce roll.
  • There are also 2-pound rolls and 1-pound cartons of Sea Salt and Unsalted.
  • All of Minerva Dairy’s butter is slow-churned in small batches.
  • The company has been making butter the same way for 125 years and it is described as “Because butter made better makes better butter.”
  • The company uses milk from cows raised on family farms that eat fresh, pasture grass. This results in milk that contains more beta-carotene, which gives the butter a deeper, more golden yellow.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SMALL-BATCH FLAVORED BUTTERS (posted April 4, 2019)
  • Brooklyn Buttery handcrafts artisanal butters.
  • The company was started by Josh Green in 2016 with the mission of bringing compound butters out of the kitchens of high-end restaurants and into the pantries of all, using the best ingredients found in the New York City area.
  • The butter comes in four varieties in 6-ounce plastic tubs. They are: All the Zest Lemon Butter, Don’t Be a Sap Maple Butter, Dragon’s Breath Sriracha Butter and Sea Breeze Sea Salt Butter.
  • Brooklyn Buttery is one of seven companies to participate in the Dairy Farmers of America’s (DFA) 2019 Accelerator program. As a participant, Brooklyn Buttery will engage in a 90-day immersive program, which is part of the Sprint Accelerator program. The company will work directly with leaders from DFA, CoBank, Sprint and other industry experts and mentors to create strategic, long-term partnerships.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 8, 2019, blog titled “Expo West 2019: The Dairy Foods Connection.”

  • PASTURE-RAISED GHEE (posted March 7, 2019)
  • Vital Farms introduces Ghee Butter.
  • The butter is made from milk that is ethically sourced.
  • The cows come from small herd family farms and are raised in the same state that the butter is produced. They each get a half acre of open pasture for roaming and foraging.
  • Vital Farms butter is slow churned in small batches.
  • Lactose and casein free, this clean and versatile butter oil is designed for every culinary need. It is made by cooking down butter to remove the water and milk solids, a process called clarifying.
  • Made from butter that is 85% butterfat--a higher than industry norm butterfat content—Vital Farms Ghee Butter comes in 7.5-ounce jars in Original and Himalayan Pink Salt flavors.
  • The suggested retail price is $8.99.
  • “We saw the growing consumer interest in the ghee category and believed there was an opportunity to bring the Vital Farms pasture-raised mission and quality to the ghee consumer,” says Shep Kowalski, brand manager. “It was a natural fit with our growing portfolio, and we thought it important to emphasize butter in the name as our pasture-raised butter from American family farms is the backbone for the product’s quality.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 15, 2019, blog titled "Dairies Are Going Non-Dairy: It’s Time to Get on Board"

  • EIGHTEEN-DOLLARS PER POUND BUTTER (posted December 26, 2018)
  • Wegmans introduces imported premium butter.
  • The company enlisted well-known cheesemaker Rodophe le Meunier to make Beurre de Baratte de Normande.
  • This butter is made from French grass-fed cows milk, cultured, hand churned and sprinkled with French sea salt.
  • The random-weight packages are priced $17.99 per pound.

  • NEW ORGANIC BUTTER DEBUTS (posted September 27, 2018)
  • Westby Cooperative Creamery grows its organic line with butter.
  • The one-pound box of four sticks joins the Westby Organic brand’s 4% and 2% small curd cottage cheese, regular cultured sour cream and cultured French onion dip, which were all introduced in 2017.
  • The sweet cream butter is lightly salted with Celtic Sea salt and contains 85% butterfat.
  • “The demand for organic dairy food products has grown consistently over the past several years,” says Pete Kondrup, general manager. “Initially this new butter product will be available for sale and distribution to retail grocery stores and foodservice outlets only in Wisconsin and Minnesota.”
  • The foodservice/food ingredient bulk sizes are 40- and 55-pound boxes.
  • Westby Cooperative Creamery is now in its 115th year of operations, selling both conventional and organic products.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • GRASS-FED BUTTER TUBS (posted Sept. 17, 2018)
  • Natural By Nature introduces Organic Grass-Fed Butter, fresh churned and never whipped.
  • The company’s new organic grass-fed butter—salted and unsalted--is the best of both worlds: the full rich flavor of stick butter coupled with the ease and convenience of being in a tub (10 ounces), without being whipped.
  • Whipped butter is injected with nitrogen (after churning) and therefore has less flavor than non-whipped butter, according to the company.
  • The product debuted with the brand’s new look, which includes a logo and package design to not only honor the animals that produce the milk going into the brand’s products but also to honor the land that supports and nurtures the animals.
  • The logo pays homage to the key ingredients in the products. Packaging calls out other aspects of the product.
  • As stated on its website:
  • Sunshine, grass and water. These are the key ingredients that make our dairy products special. Yes, technology is advancing our food system forward. But at Natural By Nature our greatest innovation relies on simplicity, the simplicity of understanding the natural processes and habitat of our animals, and honoring the land that nurtures and cares for them. We believe that the best-tasting dairy products happen when nature is allowed to follow her natural rhythms. Then, what emerges are dairy products that reflect the natural instincts of our animals and the natural cycles of our land. We are indeed Natural By Nature.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SQUEEZABLE BUTTERY TOPPING (posted July 24, 2018)
  • Land O’Lakes introduces Land O Lakes Soft Squeeze Spread.
  • Based on canola oil, buttermilk, butter and cream, the new refrigerated topping delivers the taste of Land O Lakes Butter in a convenient, easy-to-squeeze 12-ounce bottle with less mess.
  • Each bottle contains about 24 tablespoons, with one tablespoon containing 90 calories and 9 grams of fat.
  • From the brand’s website: “We are replicating the success of squeezable products in other categories such as mayo, jelly and sour cream,” says Laura Dada, associate marketing manager-dairy foods. “Our target consumer segment leans toward Millennials. This is a group that prioritizes convenience, wants to feel more confident in cooking, and cares about brands that share their values.”
  • “This product has a heavy process and formulation interaction,” says Jill Paddock, senior process engineer. “Even small changes to the process affect performance of the finished product. Since there was a desire to make the spread with butter, we had to do things such as adjust the butter and milkfat percentages.”
  • “Due to the firm nature of the product, squeezability was on the difficult side,” says Brianne Maier, packaging research and development manager-dairy foods. “To combat this, we designed a custom, malleable bottle to ease in product dispensing. The thin walls of bottle allow it to fully collapse and the side walls can be squeezed together. When the walls touch, the consumer can ‘squeegee’ out the product.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CULINARY COOKING BUTTER (posted July 10, 2018)
  • Organic Valley is putting Ghee in the spotlight with a new marketing campaign for the almost decade-old product line.
  • Ghee is clarified butter, which is basically slow simmered butter in which excess water is removed. This allows some of the milk solids to caramelize, leaving behind hints of sweetness and roasted nuts.
  • Ghee is a lactose-free, casein-free and shelf-stable product.
  • It has been a staple of many culinary traditions around the world for centuries, and today it’s prized for its rich buttery taste, enticing aroma and its high smoke point, which makes it ideal for high-heat cooking.
  • Organic Valley’s product comes in 7.5- and 13-ounce containers.
  • The product does not require refrigeration, rather it may be stored in a cool, dry, dark place for optimal flavor. It should be capped when not in use.
  • A 1-teaspoon serving contains 45 calories and 5 grams of fat.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SPREADABLE CHURNED BUTTER (posted June 12, 2018)
  • Müller introduces Müller Spreadable to the U.K. market.
  • Müller Spreadable is made with 73% real churned butter, giving it a deliciously creamy taste. The dairy company believes it can drive consumption across all age ranges, but particularly families.
  • New Müller Spreadable comes in four offerings. There’s slightly salted and unsalted in 250-gram and 400-gram tubs. There’s also new salted and unsalted Müller Butter in 250-gram blocks.
  • “The Müller brand exists to bring everyday moments of pleasure, and with this launch, we’re bringing the delicious creamy Müller taste to the category for the first time,” says Dan Howell, commercial director at Müller Milk & Ingredients.
  • “It’s a really exciting moment for us. We recognize that there has been a lack of new product development in this part of the dairy aisle, and we’re confident that by focusing on taste and leveraging the brand power of Müller, we can unlock new category growth benefitting consumers and customers alike.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ARTISAN GRASS-FED BUTTER (posted April 24, 2018)
  • Park Butter hand crafts all-natural butters for retail and foodservice.
  • It is a family-owned and operated producer of artisan grass-fed butters located in Miami.
  • The company uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.
  • The butters are made in small batches and highlight herbs, fruits and spices at the peak of flavor.
  • Plain comes salted and unsalted.
  • The six flavors are: Balsamic & Red Onion, Banana Cream & Pecan, Chipotle, Chocolate & Cardamom, Roasted Garlic & Herb, and Rosemary & Honey.
  • The butters come in 4-ounce 100% plant-based compostable containers.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • GHEE BUTTER GETS PORTABLE (posted March 15, 2018)
  • 4th & Heart introduces shelf-stable, single-serve packs of ghee, including flavors!
  • The company makes its ghee from grass-fed milk.
  • The clarified butter is said to cook like oil and spread like butter.
  • It comes in Original recipe, along with three flavors. They are: California Garlic, Himalayan Pink Salt and Madagascar Vanilla Bean.
  • The original line is sold in 9- and 16-ounce jars. The new portable product comes in 0.7-ounce single-serve packs.
  • A 1-teaspoon serving contains 45 calories and 5 grams of fat.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SPECIALTY BUTTERS FROM VARIED MILKS (posted January 23, 2018)
  • Carr Valley Cheese introduces artisan butter line.
  • Since 1883 this Wisconsin creamery has been handcrafting cheeses from cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk. Now it’s making butter.
  • The company is introducing a line of butter made from cow’s, goat’s or sheep’s milk, or all three. The latter is sold under the Menage name.
  • The butters come in 4-ounce foil squares, as well as 8-ounce clear plastic tubs. 
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ARTISAN BUTTERS HAND-PACKED INTO GLASS JARS (posted November 29, 2017)
  • Danzeisen Dairy takes its hand-crafted butters to retail.
  • Until recently, the Arizona dairy only sold its butters at its company store.
  • Now the butters are available in high-end supermarkets in the Tucson and Phoenix areas.
  • They come in 8-ounce glass jars in three varieties.
  • They are: Cinnamon Sugar, Rosemary Garlic and Sweet Cream.
  • The suggested retail price is $5.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

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