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Default KerryGold Butter

In an effort to pack our diets full of K2, Kerrygold grass fed butter is my new butter.

Does anyone know if this is supposed to be a hard butter? I always thought great butters of good quality are rather hard.

Im also wondering if that hardness , or not, reflects the temp of my refridge. Some areas of fridge act like a freezer.
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I find it a tad softer than the non-organic grocery-store brands. But, it is a similar consistency to Organic Valley's pastured butter. (Organic Valley's non-pastured butter is harder, in my experience.)

I buy the unsalted Kerrygold.
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Just curious, but why would pastured butter be softer?
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The fats are different.

Dont ask me to explain---it amounts to a grad class in runimant nutrition. And I have forgotten it all. Bottom line is that the feed a cow eats, causes a change in microbiome to reflect that current feed, and those organisms make all sorts of biochemicals. Pretty sad that is all I can remember. lol
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I find it a tad softer than the non-organic grocery-store brands. But, it is a similar consistency to Organic Valley's pastured butter. (Organic Valley's non-pastured butter is harder, in my experience.)

I buy the unsalted Kerrygold.


SO maybe Organic Valley brand is a good alternative, the pastured version of course.

We have an AMish butter sold in 3 pound logs, and they are often sold out. The cost per pound is far more than kerrygold as I remember, and yet it is neither organic nor pasture fed. THe AMish label sell is like hot cakes.
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I find Kerrygold more consistent in taste. I don't remember if the Organic Valley pastured comes in unsalted, it might only come with salt.

There are a couple of other good cultured butters, 100% grass-fed. Next time I buy one I'll post about it. I don't remember where they were from, perhaps Scandinavia.
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I have wondered if I should change up brand names----that each may not be perfect but by using several, get the best......

I do like that kerry gold doent use much corn and soy, rather other grains are used.
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Arielle, the Kerrygold website has changed since I last looked at it. I couldn't find any information about grain-finishing.

The website states grass-fed butter. A few years ago, the website stated that sometimes, they would finish with grains. AFAIK, Ireland is non-GMO. I do not like these new websites that require so much scrolling and clicking. The old websites were very easy to read, at a glance.

Have you got a link or a reference for the grains?

If they are using grain-finishing all the time, that'd be a good reason, for me, to buy a 100% grass-fed butter.
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The information came from a blog. Where the woman contacted the company for more information and shared that info. ANd she reviewed other butters as well.

https://www.butteredsideupblog.com/...ss-fed-butters/

There cannot be 100% grass fed. There are many reasons to feed grains and hay as well.

The kerry gold seems to be a better option. Ireland is not a corn growing area, nor soy.

https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpu...ionofcrops2016/

Accoring to the following article, corn is ensiled. That means for anyone not into farming, the entire corn stalk is shredded and pickled. A very good feed for milkers.
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I England, but just had to post!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huT5__BqY_U

not clear if this is ENgland,scotland or ireland

http://www.thatsfarming.com/news/ha...rd-of-winterage
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This IS Ireland. Of course it maybe that not all farms do this, IDK.
https://www.burrenwinterage.com/about
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Arielle, thanks for the butter info, and the links.

That butter review, has an update:

https://www.butteredsideupblog.com/...-butter-review/

I've tried Graziers and liked it.

I will look for the Rumiano. Here is their definition of grass-fed:
http://rumianocheese.com/grassfed/grass-fed

Someone recommended Humboldt, so I will look for it, too:
https://www.humboldtcreamery.com/pr...nsalted-butter/

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Whole FOods had a number of dairy producers that I did not recognize, and did not write down.

As for not grazing everyday, if the ground is soggy is not good for the cattle to have constant wet feet ( hoof rot) and the ground is eaily punched with holes from the hooves. These girls are HEAVY.

I didnt see butter for Rumino......they are not shipping right now, but I do wonder if they have considered using cold packs like the way meds that are heat sensitive are shipped. Maybe an overly large inventory in the fall will bring lower prices..... unless they focus on the grocery store outlets in the summer.
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"That butter review, has an update:

https://www.butteredsideupblog.com/...-butter-review/ "

A recent post----good find!!


On storage, I find if left on counter at room temp, the flavors change... then it goes to the dog. Just upalatable!!! SO I keep butter in fridge, or long term, in freezer.
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I bought some Finlandia without reading the find print. Front label says "grass fed". Fine print says majority of feed is grass. I couldn't find further details on their website.

Taste is not nearly as nice as Kerrygold unsalted or Organic Valley pastured, unsalted.

It'll be awhile before I can report on another.
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