Kriemhild Meadow Butter

Tomiko Peirano

Tomiko Peirano › Tomiko has amassed decades of experience in the food industry, from her family's restaurant in Oregon's ...


Butter is a staple in my kitchen, as it is in most, and yet I have rarely splurged on the ‘really good stuff’ or ventured much beyond a box with four sticks tucked inside. I have sprung for European-style sweet cream butter with fat flakes of sea salt from time to time, but honestly, that was more for the crunch of the salt than the rich, creamy churned milk.

And then I got a taste of Kriemhild Dairy Farms’ Meadow Butter.

Kriemhild Dairy Farms, LLC, is a partnership between four upstate New York dairy farms, almost all of which have been in continuous operation for more than 100 years, “interested in making the highest quality grass-fed dairy products.”

Well, they’ve succeeded with the butter.

Made with milk from grass-fed cows (never silage-fed), this butter has a deep golden color, an almost-silky texture and a perfectly sweet, creamy taste. The best part? You really don’t need a lot. A thin pat provides the right hit of flavor and fat. It’s delicious on toast, great for scrambling eggs and awesome tossed with hot pasta and freshly ground black pepper.

I generally prefer unsalted butter, which is currently unavailable (as of February 14th. My heart! She breaks!). However, I appreciate the fact that it probably won’t be available until it should be… when the dairy cows are able to access pasture land again in the spring.

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Meadow Butter, Salted, 8oz tub.

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