Homemade Butter: The Best You’ll Ever Have

Whether you want it creamy or cultured, learn the secrets of fresh sweet homemade butter.



homemade butter - buttered bread
Once you start using homemade butter, you won't look back.
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homemade butter - butter cattle
Spring and summer pastures yield the most delectable homemade butter — if cows get to eat the grass!
PAT AND CHUCK BLACKLEY
homemade milk
Cream skimmed from fresh milk is the starting point for homemade butter.
MADELINE HYDEN
butter spoon
You want to remove as much buttermilk as possible to prevent your fresh butter from going rancid.
TABITHA ALTERMAN
homemade butter - butter molds
Shape and mold your homemade butter if you wish. This step is optional, but fun!
WILLIAM RUBEL
homemade butter - buttered noodles
Fresh pasta tossed with richly flavored cultured butter and Parmesan cheese is a dish of elegant simplicity and memorable flavor.
WILLIAM RUBEL











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