I Love Kerrygold Butter

Kerrygold Butter

Kerrygold Butter

My love for Kerrygold Butter started a couple of months ago when I tried it at an Irish food tasting. It was so good and so much more flavorful than other butters I had tried.  (The Kerrygold cheeses were excellent, too, but that’s another story.)  I adore good butter, so I rushed out to buy some.  It was surprisingly easy to find. At first I used it in the typical ways — spread on bread, melted on a hot potato, and for frying eggs. The turning point came when I tossed it with some homemade fettuccine and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. It was exquisite!  I was addicted.

Kerrygold is just butterier than other butters. It is richer, smoother, and creamier, and the texture is like  yellow satin. Even straight from the fridge, it feels soft. Now I have even started baking with it.  Kerrygold has a lower moisture content and more fat, so tart shells, cookies and cakes turn out extra-tender. But it is the flavor that gets me everytime. I think I could eat it straight out of the package like ice cream. In fact, I often find myself licking the butter knife clean.

What’s next? I plan to make risotto with it this weekend. Can you imagine how delicious the rice will be finished with a big, golden dollop of Kerrygold?  Then maybe my Parmesan Wafers, or on bread with some good anchovies, biscuits…

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8 comments

1 Linda Leahy { 05.14.09 at 7:48 PM }

Will try!

2 ciara { 02.01.10 at 4:02 PM }

I live in Italy and can’t find Irish butter anywhere. I’m a kerrygold lover and am going crazy without it. If you know of any gourmet shop or supermarket chain in Italy, I would be willing to travel to another city to get my butter.

3 Michele Scicolone { 02.02.10 at 8:27 AM }

Hi, Ciara, Sorry you can’t find Kerrygold where you live. Thanks for writing! I have sent a note to someone who may be able to help you and will let you know what she has to say.

4 Michele Scicolone { 02.03.10 at 8:13 AM }

Hi, Ciara, I checked with Kerrygold and they tell me that their butter is not sold in Italy. They looked into it, but decided that Italy was more of an olive oil market than a butter market, so they don’t distribute Kerrygold there.
I hope you can find a substitute for your favorite butter. Regards, Michele

5 Gail { 03.15.11 at 3:39 PM }

i make alot of cakes at home as a hobby and have alot of requests for my buttercream. is there an online source i can find it at? i live in a small town in Northern Idaho U.S.A. and frankly even the nearest WAlmart is an hour away from me *(lol)*

6 Michele Scicolone { 03.15.11 at 4:16 PM }

Hi, Gail,
Funny I was just writing about Kerrygold.
I found two sources on line that you can order from: Amazon.com and igourmet.com.
I’m sure there are others, too. Just type Kerrygold into your browser and search for it.

I’ve never tried making buttercream with Kerrygold, but I bet yours is sensational!

Regards, Michele

7 Shelly { 06.02.13 at 6:28 PM }

Hello!
I was just doing a search for Kerrygold Butter and found your page. I had been given a Gift Basket with this wonderful Butter in it and ever since I have just loved it and I enjoyed reading your post here about it as well!

Shelly

8 ss { 03.23.15 at 1:33 PM }

It is in Wegmans

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