A good butter is hard to find.
To say that the Paleo community has high standards for food quality is an understatement. That, coupled with dairy allergies and intolerances running rampant in the community, makes butter a weak contender for a place at the Paleo table. But when a butter is as good as Kerrygold, it’s easy to find room for another plate.
Kerrygold butter is a cultured-cream Irish butter made from the milk of grass-fed cows that are free of growth hormones. Compared to the conventional white or pale buttercup varieties found at any grocery store, this stuff is a rich yellow or deep gold, depending on the season and the availability of green grass. It has a creamy texture—thanks to its high butterfat content—and an unparalleled flavor. And where flavor is, there too the nutrients are.
Grass-fed butter like Kerrygold is rich in vitamin A, carotene and the much-lauded vitamin K2. It has a great balance of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids, with a ratio of 1-to-1, whereas conventional grain-fed butter has a higher ratio. Grass-fed butter is rich in conjugated linoleic acid and butyric acid, compounds that have been shown to contribute benefits on a variety of fronts, from heart and colon health to its fat-burning properties.
Kerrygold butter is available in three varieties: Salted, Unsalted and Garlic & Herb.
Kerrygold Garlic & Herb butter is a compound butter, a condiment typically made by combining softened butter and a variety of herbs and spices, then chilling until the mixture has returned to its solid state for slicing into pats. This Kerrygold product takes out all of the kitchen work required in making a compound butter, making it easy to add flair to any dish.
The addition of chives, parsley, garlic, salt, dill, pepper and paprika to the Kerrygold unsalted butter makes for an end product that is delicious whipped into mashed cauliflower or potatoes, or atop a perfectly grilled steak. This compound butter elevates even simple steamed vegetables to gourmet status. The dill shines as the most prominent herb here, but the unexpected hints of paprika and pepper ground the flavor.
Kerrygold Salted and Unsalted butters are unrivaled in creaminess, with a rich golden color and sumptuous flavor. This is the best butter to blend into a frothy cup of coffee, and is in fact the recommended brand to use in the official Bulletproof Coffee. Kerrygold is also the choice of many ghee-makers—Tin Star Foods Ghee, for example, uses only Kerrygold in their cultured ghee and beurre noisette products.
For more info about Kerrygold and their products, visit them online at KerrygoldUSA.com. To purchase, look for Kerrygold products in your local grocery store.