It's made with milk from cows who are grazing in pastures as opposed to cows who are eating corn and things in barns (even organic cows aren't necessarily pasture raised). Dairy from grass-fed cows has a little bit of a grassy taste sometimes and is generally richer in nutrients and essential fatty acids. But anyways it is really good. It also makes great pastries because it has more butter fat.
Pastured butter also has that great yellow-orangey color, which looks more like beautiful English butter. Something about the chlorophyll that the cows ate (as Haley says above), I read somewhere...
I love his butter! It's great.
There's a great article in this month's Mother Earth News about making butter! I'm going to try culturing some this weekend (well, I'm going to start the process this weekend)-- wish me luck!
This is my absolute favorite butter! Though probably doesn't hold a candle to your boy's hand-churned batch. That is so incredibly darling!
where'd you find it?
I almost hate to admit it but I think butter might just be my favorite food. I will eat it on anything, so I have to try this. Did you find this at your local Whole Foods?
this is my favorite butter...it's high in cla (which actually burns fat)...anything pasture (grass) fed is going to good for you :)
Oh no, just realized this is only available thru September. Then what?! How long can I freeze butter? And how long can I hide this addiction from my husband?!
Jora, i spotted this at Central Market over the weekend and snapped it up! it's DIVINE. Melted over my multigrain english muffin, i was in butter heaven...