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