Despite the fact that Organic Larder is a UAE company, this butter originates from Italy! We're very excited to see this butter because, for an Italian butter, it's unique! Read on, dear reader - Read on!
In our experience, Italian butters are unique in that they're very clean and clear and remarkably pale, probably due to grain fed cows. This butter, however, from Organic Larder is impressively yellow and gracefully flavourful.
The packaging is very sweet too- it has the typical Italian metal ring fasteners punched into the corners. They work very well for keeping the butter well-wrapped but for those of us who enjoy an uncomplicated unwrapping, they tend to get in the way. However, as with many things traditional, the 'fiddilyness' is part of the charm!
We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this butter and look forward to sampling it again as soon as possible!
Organic Larder Fresh Organic Butter Appreciation
Butter Break Down
Appreciation Date: 16/08/2020
Country of Origin: Italy
Point of Procurement: Organic Foods and Cafe, Dubai
Purchase State: Fresh
Milk: Cow, pasteurised
Salt Content: None added
Milk Fat Content: 82%
Ingredients: Organic cream (from organic cow milk), fermenting culture
Declared Possible Allergens: Milk
Company Website: https://organiclarder.ae
In which we discuss Organic Larder's Fresh Organic butter.
What a delightful surprise! This butter is beautiful, firm, opaque and yellow! This is unusual in our Italian butter experiences! It's a cultured butter, too, which we haven't encountered all too frequently from the Italians so this is all very exciting.
Although this is a cultured butter, it's not a bold French or Saudi ferment- the aroma upon unwrapping is buttery and rich with a distinct sweet and milky notes. There's no discernible tang that is present with other cultured butters.
However, upon tasting, the ferment comes through, but not in the way you would expect- it somehow imparts an air of hay to the butter which gives it an almost 'roasted' air. It is not heavy, however; it is clean and light and very milky and is impeccably balanced even without a hint of salt. This butter has great texture too- it is soft but still has enough resistance to make its presence known. It pairs unforgivably well with a crusty baguette - the flavours are so complimentary it's hard to tell them apart.
One is most seriously impressed.
Wow. That came out of nowhere. Such a beautiful little hidden gem. This one is butter and milky but with some 'oomph' on the palate to remind you that fermenting cultures do more than add lactic acid to a flavour profile. This stuff is unique: gentle clean and classic with a hint of hay and interest on the palate to keep you coming back for more. But you'll have to get your own 'cause I'm not sharing.
Colour: Solid opaque medium yellow, matte
Aroma: Buttery with a hint of hay
Taste: Clean, light, fresh and milky with a hint of roasting
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