Butter Is Always Best

It’s pure, natural and adds rich, full flavor and superior performance benefits. From a delicious compound butter to a complex baked treat, butter is the best choice.
buttermilk grits waffles
summer skillet lasagna

Undeniably Dairy

Celebrate the goodness of REAL dairy with this special recipe collection. As always, these recipes start with REAL butter, but they pack an extra Undeniably Dairy punch with plenty of other REAL dairy products, from farm-fresh milk and whipped cream to flavor-packed cheeses and ice cream.

Where Butter Comes From

butter is made with fresh cow milk
fresh milk is taken from the farm to the creamery
milk is heated until it is pasteurized
pasteurized milk is churned into butter
a little salt is sometimes added to butter for freshness
the butter you see on the store shelf is all natural

Where Butter Comes From

Butter is an all natural product that gets its start the same way every natural product gets its start: on the farm.
After fresh, whole milk is collected, it is brought to the creamery, where the cream is separated from the milk.
The cream is then pasteurized by heating it rapidly, which eliminates bacteria and promotes freshness.
Pasteurized cream is beaten in a churning cylinder until it naturally forms into butter. The butter milk is drained off.
The butter is then blended, sometimes with salt, for added flavor and freshness.
The final product is then ready for packaging and shipping to the store. By regulation, it contains at least 80% fat, about 16% water, 3% milk solids and nothing artificial.
real dairy comes from real cows
Carrie Mess discusses her connection to dairy

A Dairy Farmer’s Devotion to Feeding Others

Learn how a new farmer, just a decade into her career, approaches her day-to-day and commits herself to helping end hunger.