Why You Should Buy Irish Butter


American butter on the left, Irish butter on the right. Notice the difference in color!

I have mentioned in a previous post about my preference for Irish butter.  My local warehouse club carries the Kerrygold brand and that’s what I’m going to tell you about today, but there are other brands and there are also butters from France, Denmark, etc.

Irish butter uses milk typically from grass fed cows.  The type of grass they eat and the climate they are raised in affects the taste of the milk they produce.   It’s just simply tastier than American butter.  Irish butter also has more butter fat in it, giving it a better mouth feel than regular American butter.  Irish butter even has a naturally brighter yellow color than American butter (see picture).

It’s a bit more expensive to buy Irish butter, but if you’re like me and you have to watch your calories (being over 40 suuuuuucks), when you’re going to eat something fattening you want it to be worth it!  If I’m going to spread butter on something I want it to taste really good.  Irish butter simply has a far superior taste than regular old American butter.

I keep two kinds of butter around–Irish for “eating” (spreading on bread and crackers) and American for greasing casserole dishes and other applications in which I won’t be tasting so much of it.  Next time you’re in the store, pick up some Irish butter and give it a try!

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