Butter Tasting Notes
These butters were tasted blind at room temperature to encourage them to release as much flavour as possible. The Ontario prices are listed for comparative purposes only. They were rated out of a 10 point scale, 10 being the highest score (scored on aroma, flavour, body and price).
President’s Choice Normandy-style, Cultured butter, Ontario, 26% fat, $3.99, ½ lb (7.98/lb). Rated: 10
Bio Organic made by Fromagerie L’Ancetre, Quebec, 27% fat, $5.39, ½ lb ($10.78/lb) Rated: 10
Lurpak, an imported butter from Denmark, 35% fat, $3.99, ½ lb ($7.98/lb). Rated: 8
Plurga, (red wrapper) an American made European-style butter, 35% fat, $5.99/lb. Rated: 8
Organic Meadow cultured, unsalted butter from Guelph, 26% fat, $9.99/lb. Rated: 6
Life in Provence, French imported, AOC butter, 36% fat, $5.99, ½ lb ($11.98/lb). Rated: 5
Lactantia. My Country, Swiss flavoured, cultured unsalted butter, 26% fat, $5.99/lb. Rated: 4
Hasting’s Whey Butter from Sterling Creamery, Sterling, Ontario, 27% fat, $6.99/lb. Rated: 10
Peller Estate Winery Butter, Ontario, $ priceless. Rated: 9
D’Isigney Burre, French imported, AOC butter, 38% far, $7.49, ½ lb ($14.98/lb). Rated: 8
For the whole butter story with detailed tasting notes, look for the January issue of Tidings Magazine or go to www.TidingsMag.com – while you’re there, click on the Paris story on the right hand side and read of my amazing award winning journey to Paris this summer.