We think butter deserves more love - people will often think carefully before buying dairy products such as milk, yoghurt, and cheese, but won't give the same thought to the butter they buy. Perhaps this is because we forget that butter is actually a dairy product, and not just a magical spread which fell from the skies and which can turns dry toast into a salty slice of heaven.
Grass-fed butter is always the best option to go for because it is more nutritionally dense and healthier, but it can be harder than you'd think to find proper grass-fed butter here in the UK. Luckily we've done the hard work for you and found the best grass-fed butter you can buy either online or in UK supermarkets, here is our list:
Yeo Valley - best for a great-tasting grass-fed butter
Yeo Valley is an excellent brand that we're big fans of - their yoghurts are excellent, they make great milk and we're even fans of their kefir (we added it to coffee in this post, that didn't work). But we feel that despite how excellent it is, their butter is criminally underrated. Not only is it totally organic and made with grass-fed cow's milk as you'd expect, it also actually tastes really great (even the unsalted stuff).
The added bonus with buying Yeo Valley products is that you can collect points ('Yeokens') to win prizes....not that I've ever really won anything aside from a pretty hefty discount off some beer (which was pretty good). Learn more about their butter and buy it here (Amazon will ship it in chilled packaging too which is great) - amazon.co.uk
Sublime - best for grass-fed butter with flavour
We think grass-fed butter is delicious on its own, but sometimes it can be improved by adding additional flavours - the brand Sublime has nailed this. The brand takes quality grass-fed butter and blends it with quality ingredients including pink Himalayan salt, Garlic, Rosemary & Mint. These added ingredients don't detract from the quality taste of the butter, they just add a little extra flavour. We also love that Sublime don't shy away from embracing the health benefits of butter, particularly butter made from grass-fed Cow's milk. Explore the full Sublime range here - sublimebutter.com
Kerrygold - best for readily available grass-fed butter
Getting grass-fed butter in the UK isn't nearly as hard as people think, but at the same time it definitely isn't straightforward. It's hard great to have an option like Kerrygold which can be found in most UK supermarkets, including Tesco, Waitrose & Sainsbury's. Despite growing to become a nationally recognised butter brand, Kerrygold still ensures the wellbeing of their cows and insists that the climate of Ireland is perfectly suited to growing grass for the cows to eat. Buy Kerrygold from Sainsbury's here - sainsburys.co.uk
Fen Farm Bungay Butter - best for a cultured treat
If you're looking for a bit of a posh grass-fed butter, then look no further than the Bungay Butter from Fen Farm. This is the most expensive option in our list, but with good reason. Made by hand using milk from the Montbeliarde breed of grass-fed cows, this is Fen Farm's take on Suffolk butter, which means it is not only delicious but also good for you. This is because the team adds a cocktail of lactic bacteria to the cream before churning it, making it packed with healthy bacteria, plus the milk from the Montbeliarde cows is rich in taste and high in protein. This is unlike any other butter we've tried before, buy it here - fenfarmdairy.co.uk
Eversfield Organic - best for a basic butter
So far we've had a variety of grass-fed butter in our list, but sometimes you just want something straightforward and no-nonsense - Eversfield Organic definitely fits the bill here. Made with milk from grass-fed Jersey cows, it is double churned and made using traditional barrel churning methods. The taste is creamy and it would be a perfect pairing with eggs for delicious scrambled eggs, buy a pack here - eversfieldorganic.co.uk
Buying grass-fed butter in the UK is actually pretty straightforward if you know where to look, and hopefully we've pointed you in the direction of some brands you'll check out. Let us know if you try them and how you get on.