Raw grass-fed butter. The pinnacle of the good fat mountain. Full of lovely medium chain fatty acids, vitamin a and cholesterol (yes, that’s a good thing). It is also delicious and makes all other foods taste more delicious.
We love butter but my husband and middle child are sensitive to dairy and we have found that they find goat butter easier to, ahem, ‘process’. So we usually run a packet of goat butter and a packet of cows butter together.
We currently buy Isigny Sainte-Mere unpasteurised salted butter through Ocado. We have used this for a while now because it was the only unpasteurised butter I could find and easily get hold of when we first looked. I wasn’t really sure of the quality of the butter. However, researching this blog post it looks as though it is pretty good. The claim on the front of the packet that it is ‘from cows grazed on the lush grass of Normandy’s mineral rich salt marshes’ does indeed seem to be true. It is particularly high in Iodine, beta carotene and trace elements. It is easy to buy in a standard Ocado shop and it is a goodish price at £1.89/ 250g. However, I believe that there is a question mark about whether the butter is micro-filtered or thermalised as the dairy seem to be hard to communicate with.
The goat butter that we currently buy is from St Helen’s Farm. We quite like it, but I do have a few nagging concerns with it: namely that the goats are mostly kept indoors and they do sometimes have soya feed. I suspect that there is a better alternative! Would anyone like to offer me one?