Grass Fed Butter Thread

JochenJochen
edited October 2013 in Bulletproof Coffee

Goal

My goal with this thread is to provide us all with decent alternatives to Kerry Gold Grass Fed butter.

 

Since I live in the south of Germany (and in a small village for that matter), I typically have access to all year round mostly grass fed butter.

I am now looking into what could be / is already being exported.

 

I will try to update this thread to keep all the relevant information in the first post.

 
Grass fed butter

 
 
General


 
Continent specific


Background reading

 
general reading


alternatives


Looking forward to your input folks ...


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  • Andy BoskampAndy Boskamp Andy Boskamp

    Let's add Smjor butter to this list. Sourced from Iceland and sold at every wholefoodsmarket I've come across. In my experience it is better than Kerrygold.


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  • thanks mate ... added the Smjor butter!


     


    Looks like our Canadian friends really have challenges finding good butter so any hints would be more than appreciated!


  • JochenJochen
    edited October 2013

    added the http://www.brookersmeat.com/ for Canadian folks (from Ontario) region.


     


    added the http://www.westonaprice.org/local-chapters/find-a-local-chapter


    This is a great resource in general for all kinds of organic stuff (link directs to Non-US chapters).


  • Hey I am here in South Africa and KerryGold is only available with salt.


     


    Which butter can I have instead for making BPC?


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  • http://www.isigny-ste-mere.com/EN/p_beurres.php


    It looks to me like this is a Grass fed butter available in the UK from sainsburys?



  • http://www.isigny-ste-mere.com/EN/p_beurres.php


    It looks to me like this is a Grass fed butter available in the UK from sainsburys?




    Just bought a few of these.  I noticed M&S has a really expensive french unsalted butter in a wooden tub, I can't remember the name of it.


     


    What about president unsalted butter?


     


    The anchor butter we get here is made by arla and doesn't look the same as the ones in the amazon link above.  

  • Just tried the Beurre d'Isgny unsalted butter.  It is amazing tasting.  It is very yellow and high in beta carotene, which means its also high in K2 according to what I've read.  My research on it indicates it allows no additives and the cows graze on grass year around because of the climate/soil in the area, which by the way is the area where a lot of the D-day landing occurred in WWII.  The soil is exposed to both sea water and fresh water and is high in iodine.


     


    It is about 2.5x the cost of Kerrygold here in AZ and I can only find it at one store.  If you can find it, it is a great treat.


     


    Did I say it was great in every way and tastes fantastic yet?


  • Thanks for this thread. I have been using Kerry Gold for quite some time now. My wife went out today and the store she was at only had Organic Valley Cultured. So she got it and just assumed it was grass fed. 


     


    Shockingly, Organic Valley's packaging and website make it difficult to determine if it is grass fed or not.


     


    From what I have read here on the forum, I should be fine with that. But I have grown to love my Kerry Gold lol. Will know how this compares tomorrow morning.


     


    Thanks again!


  • Kerrygold sells this in Africa. 


     


    http://kerrygold.com/products/milk-powder-400g/


     


    Although not butter, it's high fat. 


     


     




    Hey I am here in South Africa and KerryGold is only available with salt.


     


    Which butter can I have instead for making BPC?



  • deeperdeeper
    edited December 2013

    Surprised you left out 


     


    www.eatwild.com



     


    When you think you can't find butter, use that site. 


  • Is organic valley butter fully grassfed?


     


    http://www.organicvalley.coop/products/butter/salted/pasture-butter-8-oz/


     


     this one right here?


     


    Now that Kerrygold is out, I can not find a fully grass fed butter for the life of me. Please help 


  • Anyone know if Trader Joe's Organic Butter is grassfed? I got some of that. I thought I had read somewhere that it is supplied by Organic Valley.


    Which, if I recall is mostly grassfed...




  • There's no such thing 




     


    You're saying there's no such thing as fully grassfed butter?....


  • Just bought a few of these. I noticed M&S has a really expensive french unsalted butter in a wooden tub, I can't remember the name of it.




    What about president unsalted butter?


    The anchor butter we get here is made by arla and doesn't look the same as the ones in the amazon link above.




    The butter from m&s is called Echire and it's £2.99 - I'm currently using it and it seems pretty legit - here's a nice little article in the independent about it http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/the-best-bit-of-butter-what-makes-echir-a-standout-spread-7546092.html
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    Found some Anchor Butter in a Thai supermarket on Patong beach. 129 baht, which is about £2.60, so expensive, but you're in Thailand in the tourist hotspot. Think I'm over paying for everything  :wink:


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  • I have been looking for grass feed butter unsalted all I can find is organic unsalted butter. Does this work? Also where is the cheapest place to buy MCT OIL.
  • Found this stuff in Waitrose, it's made in the same region as the insigney butter and is, from what i can ascertain, fully grass fed unsalted butter. £1.90 a slab though but hopefully worth it once i give it it's first run in the morning.


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  • I have been looking for grass feed butter unsalted all I can find is organic unsalted butter. Does this work? Also where is the cheapest place to buy MCT OIL.




     


    I just ordered 1 gallon for $24 from http://www.bulknaturaloils.com


     


    I'm not 100% sure of the quality, but I would guess that it is probably the same source as the stuff I order from NOW foods.  Knowing Dave Asprey, I'm sure Dave's stuff is top-of-the-line, but on a tight budget, I have to try to save some money so I can keep buying upgraded coffee.


     


    Also, bought 8.8 lbs. of pink Himalayan Sea Salt from them, too. for $34.  Shipping was $19, so hopefully I got a good deal.


     


    I'll report back on what I get.


     


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  • I can buy KerryGold unsalted butter in Beijing, China in several food markets and online in Beijing. In the market it costs about $ 4-5USD 227 grams.


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  • Does anyone know how to test the butter quality at home? Is this possible?


  • I'm active duty in Okinawa, Japan for the foreseeable future, and all I can find is regular unsalted butter (Challenge and Nature something) at the military stores we have here. I'm not sure about off base because kanji is hard to read. :/ Should I go ahead and use it or drink my BP coffee without?


  • Hey I am here in South Africa and KerryGold is only available with salt.


     


    Which butter can I have instead for making BPC?




    We get Kerrygold in South Africa, but only the salted version. I just found a local supplier of grass fed Nguni cow butter (salted and unsalted versions), http://www.mozzarella.co.za/distribution/products/butter-and-fats/ Sells for R50 at http://www.ffmm.co.za/  You will save R20/ $2 per 500g block, also better for the enviironment as not flown in and supports local bussines.

  • I was recently in Medellin, Colombia. After some trial and error I settled on the Alpina Butter (http://www.shoppiar.com/cali/galerias/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/MANTEQUILLA_ALPI_50d8ba9dd351f.jpg)


     


    I am not 100% sure it is grass fed, couldn't really find anything online. But it has a great color and makes some good BP coffee. 


     


     


  • This is my FAVOURITE find, that I'd like to share with you all.  This ghee, and this farm, are fabulous:


     


    http://www.pureindianfoods.com


     


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  • I don't see this reposted here so I'll do it:


    http://foodbabe.com/2014/01/20/is-butter-secretly-ruining-your-health/


    This is somewhat helpful - the infographic is pretty hard to read but


    you can get most of the info out of the comments.


     


    I don't recognize the "Wild Harvest" box (I think that's the 2nd one


    under the good grass fed organic category) & I am not too sure


    about Organic Valley.


     


    We have access to a lot of artisanal butters in the SF Bay Area,


    good grocery stores like Berkeley Bowl for instance, but since there's


    no standard (that I know of) for "grass fed" it's pretty unclear to me 


    what is in there.     I personally can't tell the difference (I like


    the flavors of some butters better than others ... who knows what


    that means.)  We also have access to non-cow butters - goat butters,


    even Italian buffalo  :cool: which is pretty good.  Also many imports


    (mostly French) some mentioned above.  Most of these have at least


    some grain-fed, hay-fed content I am sure.


     


    Right now I am using some Straus farms butter.  They are pretty 


    visible unlike some of the vendors, & local.


  • edited April 2014

    Has anyone had any experience with Chimay butter. Its no doubt its grass fed when you take a look at how yellow the color is. I found some at my local Kroger/Payless store for I believe around $3.50. Great alternative to KerryGold.


    "This incredible, creamy butter is made from milk drawn from herds of cattle that graze in the pastures of Belgium, close to the French border. These lucky cows spend their days wandering along the rivers and through the forests, always in search of the tastiest greens and blooms. Their milk produces a fresh, clean-tasting butter with a light yellow color and an ultra creamy texture. Truly one of kind. For a Belgian-themed breakfast, try it on hot waffles (nah, I'll pass haha). Available in Salted and Unsalted. "


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  • Does anybody know for sure if the french butter President is grass fed? We cannot find Kerrygold in Brazil and the best quality butter I´ve found so far has been President. Any info on that? Thanks


  • Hi!


     


    So I have been using Pure Indian Foods ghee -- all grass fed, organic, and made with love.  They have cultured, spiced, and regular ghee -- all stellar.  But today I noticed something very exciting -- they have ghee with MCT oil (both 8 and 10) specifically mixed for coffee!  They credit Dave Asprey!


     


    Here you go:


     


    http://www.pureindianfoods.com/coffeeplusplus-p/coffeeplusplus.htm


  • For the germans and austrians a very good (but very expensive source):


     


    http://www.schätzeausösterreich.at/biokaesespezialitaeten/biobutter/index.php


     


    If you order 4kg or more its free shipping. Cost is very expensive 5,- Euro per 250g. For me its worth it, I´ve been through at least 16kg now I think. Cows are from spring to autumn in the austrian alps eating grass, wild herbs etc. and in the winter in their stable they get the same but dried as hay. No additional food.


     


    And the best, the butter is RAW, no pasteurization, homogenization etc.


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