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#1 Post by Steve L Gellman » February 25th, 2015, 2:18 pm

Expensive yes but it's the best butter I've ever tasted! I've never seen it for sale before.

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#2 Post by alan weinberg » February 25th, 2015, 6:05 pm

bought it from her once for $14/lb but shipping costs were huge! Great butter. I hold the Per Se record for singlehandedly eating three tubs of it during lunch. At least, that's what the server told me.

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#3 Post by Steve L Gellman » February 25th, 2015, 7:01 pm

Couldn't resist and bought 1lb

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#4 Post by Chris Blum » February 25th, 2015, 8:14 pm

Wow.
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#5 Post by alan weinberg » February 25th, 2015, 9:54 pm

Diane sold it to me after I begged years ago--got about 4 lbs at $14/lb plus $45 for shipping--it's like amazing cheese. Great, great butter. She had only 3 cows at that time--wonder how big her production is now--it all went to FL and Per Se, had to beg to get a bit.

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#6 Post by Chris S p i k e s » February 26th, 2015, 6:59 am

It comes to $77/lb.???? Gotta pass on this one. $49/lb. and $28 shipping. I was hoping that maybe I could get the unit cost down to a more reasonable number by ordering more, but it would only allow me to add 1 lb. to my basket. I'll just have to live vicariously through you guys.

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#7 Post by ClarkstonMark » February 26th, 2015, 8:05 am

Chris S p i k e s wrote:It comes to $77/lb.???? Gotta pass on this one. $49/lb. and $28 shipping. I was hoping that maybe I could get the unit cost down to a more reasonable number by ordering more, but it would only allow me to add 1 lb. to my basket. I'll just have to live vicariously through you guys.
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#8 Post by ryancurry » February 26th, 2015, 12:05 pm

At that price, a meal at PS or TFL looks like a pretty attractive option.
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#9 Post by c fu » February 26th, 2015, 12:23 pm

ryancurry wrote:At that price, a meal at PS or TFL looks like a pretty attractive option.
we should just do what Alan did, pay the $250 or whatever for the meal and eat a lb of butter. So in reality the meal is really only $175 or so
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#10 Post by Chris Blum » February 26th, 2015, 12:55 pm

I'm visualizing the guy from "Monty Python's - The Meaning of Life"

"Bring me more butter...and a bucket!"
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#11 Post by Chris Blum » February 26th, 2015, 12:57 pm

I do remember a meal about 15 years back at Old Country Buffet.....An older lady at a nearby table was filling her purse.

Maybe I could bring a refrigerated man bag to French Laundry.
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#12 Post by NickC » February 26th, 2015, 1:07 pm

hahaa no thanks
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#13 Post by Michael Sopher » February 26th, 2015, 1:56 pm

Tempting to drive up to the Middlebury Food Coop...

I happen to really like the Vermont Creamery Cultured butter - $10/lb in the logs.. $10/ half lb in the baskets with sea salt.

Any other suggestions for great butter for less than $77/lb

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#14 Post by Robert.Fleming » February 26th, 2015, 2:12 pm

Michael Sopher wrote: I happen to really like the Vermont Creamery Cultured butter
Cultured is the key. Sweet cream butter will never have as much flavor as cultured.

Organic Valley and Vermont Creamery are the only cultured butters I can buy locally; of the two, I prefer Vermont Creamery.

But it's easy enough to make your own cultured butter: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/dinin ... -home.html -or- http://www.savorysimple.net/homemade-cultured-butter/

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#15 Post by c fu » February 26th, 2015, 2:21 pm

Chris Blum wrote:I do remember a meal about 15 years back at Old Country Buffet.....An older lady at a nearby table was filling her purse.

Maybe I could bring a refrigerated man bag to French Laundry.
Replace old country buffet with souplantation and older lady with my wife and that's my life
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#16 Post by Michael Sopher » February 26th, 2015, 2:22 pm

Robert.Fleming wrote:
Michael Sopher wrote: I happen to really like the Vermont Creamery Cultured butter
Cultured is the key. Sweet cream butter will never have as much flavor as cultured.

Organic Valley and Vermont Creamery are the only cultured butters I can buy locally; of the two, I prefer Vermont Creamery.

But it's easy enough to make your own cultured butter: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/dinin ... -home.html -or- http://www.savorysimple.net/homemade-cultured-butter/

Wow, churning butter in my Manhattan apartment... That would be a stretch. I do like the pictures on the animal Farm website of St Claire petting her cows..

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#17 Post by scamhi » February 26th, 2015, 2:38 pm

Michael Sopher wrote:Tempting to drive up to the Middlebury Food Coop...

I happen to really like the Vermont Creamery Cultured butter - $10/lb in the logs.. $10/ half lb in the baskets with sea salt.

Any other suggestions for great butter for less than $77/lb
I buy the Vermont cultured butter in the basket for $7.95at Sahadis in Brooklyn
$49.00 a pound for butter is silly.
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#18 Post by Robert.Fleming » February 26th, 2015, 2:44 pm

According to the NYT article I linked, Marlow & Daughters in Brooklyn makes and sells cultured butter, $13/lb.: http://marlowanddaughters.com/hours-directions/

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#19 Post by Robert.Fleming » February 26th, 2015, 2:54 pm

scamhi wrote:I buy the Vermont cultured butter in the basket for $7.95at Sahadis in Brooklyn
That cute little basket is 6 oz. A basket at $7.95 works out to $21.60/lb. The 1 lb. log is $13.23 on Amazon, a better deal if you have Prime/free shipping.

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#20 Post by Jeff Twersky » February 26th, 2015, 3:09 pm

Michael Sopher wrote:
Robert.Fleming wrote:
Michael Sopher wrote: I happen to really like the Vermont Creamery Cultured butter
Cultured is the key. Sweet cream butter will never have as much flavor as cultured.

Organic Valley and Vermont Creamery are the only cultured butters I can buy locally; of the two, I prefer Vermont Creamery.

But it's easy enough to make your own cultured butter: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/dinin ... -home.html -or- http://www.savorysimple.net/homemade-cultured-butter/

Wow, churning butter in my Manhattan apartment... That would be a stretch. I do like the pictures on the animal Farm website of St Claire petting her cows..
Don't need a churn. A mixer works fine. I have been thinking of doing this for a few months, but just made my first batch last night. Easy to do with a mixer. Hopefully I got all of the buttermilk out,

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#21 Post by M.Kaplan » February 27th, 2015, 10:27 am

Ordered Wednesday night, arrived this morning. Guess what I'm having for dinner tonight? Too bad that LA doesn't have a great bread bakery.

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#22 Post by brianmcbrearty » February 27th, 2015, 1:12 pm

Robert.Fleming wrote:
scamhi wrote:I buy the Vermont cultured butter in the basket for $7.95at Sahadis in Brooklyn
That cute little basket is 6 oz. A basket at $7.95 works out to $21.60/lb. The 1 lb. log is $13.23 on Amazon, a better deal if you have Prime/free shipping.
Doesn't appear to be prime eligible. Like everything else I want from Amazon of late.

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#23 Post by alan weinberg » February 27th, 2015, 6:49 pm

M.Kaplan wrote:Ordered Wednesday night, arrived this morning. Guess what I'm having for dinner tonight? Too bad that LA doesn't have a great bread bakery.

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just eat it plain. Amazing.

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#24 Post by scamhi » February 27th, 2015, 8:06 pm

Robert.Fleming wrote:
scamhi wrote:I buy the Vermont cultured butter in the basket for $7.95at Sahadis in Brooklyn
That cute little basket is 6 oz. A basket at $7.95 works out to $21.60/lb. The 1 lb. log is $13.23 on Amazon, a better deal if you have Prime/free shipping.
We do thanks. Please direct me to the link. I don't see one pound for 13.23 except with a crazy $28.00 shipping and not Prime available.
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#25 Post by M.Kaplan » February 28th, 2015, 8:17 am

alan weinberg wrote:
M.Kaplan wrote:Ordered Wednesday night, arrived this morning. Guess what I'm having for dinner tonight? Too bad that LA doesn't have a great bread bakery.
just eat it plain. Amazing.
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When you are in France, be sure to track down Bordier butter. Bordier makes an entire range of butters from sweet, to various degrees of salted, smoked, herbed, etc. Served at many great restaurants in France and available at retail locations scattered throughout France (Le Bon Marche in Paris sells the entire Bordier range in various sizes). My favorite for eating on bread (Le Pain des Amis from Du Pain et des Idees in the 10th) is Bordier Demi-Sel.

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#26 Post by Robert.Fleming » February 28th, 2015, 8:42 am

scamhi wrote:
Robert.Fleming wrote:
scamhi wrote:I buy the Vermont cultured butter in the basket for $7.95at Sahadis in Brooklyn
That cute little basket is 6 oz. A basket at $7.95 works out to $21.60/lb. The 1 lb. log is $13.23 on Amazon, a better deal if you have Prime/free shipping.
We do thanks. Please direct me to the link. I don't see one pound for 13.23 except with a crazy $28.00 shipping and not Prime available.
I don't do Amazon, so didn't realize that Prime didn't eliminate the shipping cost. [As an aside, isn't free shipping touted as the prime advantage of Prime?]

But I just discovered today that my local Kroger carries the 1 lb. log of Vermont butter, hidden away in the cheese case - so check your local supermarket.

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#27 Post by Leonard Maran » February 28th, 2015, 5:19 pm

M.Kaplan wrote:Ordered Wednesday night, arrived this morning. Guess what I'm having for dinner tonight? Too bad that LA doesn't have a great bread bakery.
I thought La Brea baguettes were supposed to be really good.

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#28 Post by M.Kaplan » February 28th, 2015, 5:29 pm

No more. Sold by Silverton, Krankl, Peel, et al 15 years ago. Now owned by Aryzta, the Swiss food conglomerate. The bread is par baked and shipped here and there. Just another grocery store bread.

The best bread currently in LA is the boule sold by the Beverly Hills Cheese Store.
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#29 Post by Siun o'Connell » February 28th, 2015, 6:53 pm

I buy all my butter from Nordic Creamery at the Green City Market here in Chicago - including freezing summer butter for use in the arctic chill times. Just checked and they ship - at very reasonable prices:

http://www.nordiccreamery.com/products. ... ral+Butter

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#30 Post by Chris S p i k e s » March 17th, 2015, 12:11 pm

Siun o'Connell wrote:I buy all my butter from Nordic Creamery at the Green City Market here in Chicago - including freezing summer butter for use in the arctic chill times. Just checked and they ship - at very reasonable prices:

http://www.nordiccreamery.com/products. ... ral+Butter
I just took your suggestion and ordered up 6 lbs. to try out. Looking forward to it!

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#31 Post by Phil Smith » December 11th, 2018, 6:18 am

Got an announcement that this was going on sale at 9am today. Logged on 5 minutes late, put two pounds in my cart, wavered for 15 seconds at the $155 price after shipping, during which the amount in my cart disappeared, making the decision for me...

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#32 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » December 17th, 2018, 11:25 am

I guess it's Kerrygold for you.
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#33 Post by R@y.Tupp@+sch » December 21st, 2018, 12:32 pm

Siun o'Connell wrote:
February 28th, 2015, 6:53 pm
I buy all my butter from Nordic Creamery at the Green City Market here in Chicago - including freezing summer butter for use in the arctic chill times. Just checked and they ship - at very reasonable prices:

http://www.nordiccreamery.com/products. ... ral+Butter

Ordered three different types of their butter. While not the absolute best butter I've had, it definitely is very high quality and very fairly priced including the shipping.

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#34 Post by Siun o'Connell » December 21st, 2018, 7:10 pm

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
December 21st, 2018, 12:32 pm

Ordered three different types of their butter. While not the absolute best butter I've had, it definitely is very high quality and very fairly priced including the shipping.

Thanks for the rec.
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#35 Post by Chris S p i k e s » December 22nd, 2018, 10:38 am

Anyone tried Les Pres Sales from Belgium? We find it to be excellent for salted butter. I thought it was recommended here, but I can't find it searching. Not sure what made us try it initially now.

We also liked the Nordic Creamery butter, but we can get the Les Pres Sales locally for about the same price without any shipping.

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#36 Post by Phil Smith » December 22nd, 2018, 10:46 am

After balking on the Animal Farm I bought some of this stuff. Pretty solid and much more reasonable.

http://www.ploughgate.com

Thinking of using it with some Inaudi tagliolini (https://www.rarewineco.com/inaudi-egg-tagliolini) and truffles for Christmas Eve.

I’ll have to try the Chicago butter... pretty sure I’ve seen that at Local Foods.

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#37 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » December 23rd, 2018, 10:14 am

I ordered some of the Nordic.

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#38 Post by alan weinberg » December 23rd, 2018, 12:54 pm

Chris S p i k e s wrote:
December 22nd, 2018, 10:38 am
Anyone tried Les Pres Sales from Belgium? We find it to be excellent for salted butter. I thought it was recommended here, but I can't find it searching. Not sure what made us try it initially now.

We also liked the Nordic Creamery butter, but we can get the Les Pres Sales locally for about the same price without any shipping.
long ago, I started a butter thread and Prés Salé was one of my top butters.
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#39 Post by H Wallace Jr » December 23rd, 2018, 1:31 pm

I know this primarily goes to Thomas Keller, but is this the same butter served at Bouchon? Or does it just go to TFL and Per Se?
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#40 Post by Anton D » December 24th, 2018, 11:54 am

“Animal Farm Butter, because some butter is more equal than others.”

Off I go to Amazon to shop and learn!
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#41 Post by Chris S p i k e s » December 24th, 2018, 1:56 pm

alan weinberg wrote:
December 23rd, 2018, 12:54 pm
Chris S p i k e s wrote:
December 22nd, 2018, 10:38 am
Anyone tried Les Pres Sales from Belgium? We find it to be excellent for salted butter. I thought it was recommended here, but I can't find it searching. Not sure what made us try it initially now.

We also liked the Nordic Creamery butter, but we can get the Les Pres Sales locally for about the same price without any shipping.
long ago, I started a butter thread and Prés Salé was one of my top butters.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=136632&hilit=Bordier
That was it! Thanks!

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#42 Post by Jerry Hey » December 31st, 2018, 4:01 pm

Chris S p i k e s wrote:
December 22nd, 2018, 10:38 am
Anyone tried Les Pres Sales from Belgium? We find it to be excellent for salted butter. I thought it was recommended here, but I can't find it searching. Not sure what made us try it initially now.

We also liked the Nordic Creamery butter, but we can get the Les Pres Sales locally for about the same price without any shipping.
I've bought many pounds of les Pres Sales and it may be my favorite butter that is relatively easy to find here in LA at Bristol Farms. Belgium butter with salt from the Camargue.

Alan Weinberg, aka Mr. Butter, also loves les Pres Sales.

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#43 Post by Jim Brennan » December 31st, 2018, 4:06 pm

This butter is from the cows who collaborated with Farmer Jones?

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