If you haven’t tried Lewis Road Creamery butter yet, stop what you are doing. Right now. And go get some. And get some good bread. Make a cuppa, cut a slice, slather it in butter, sit back and savour.
Savour a fine New Zealand butter. I can eat this stuff as is, by itself, sans the bread, it is so good.
The taste is fresh and light and creamy with a slight lemon lift at the end. Super fine and velvety, it melts satisfyingly on your tongue, lingering long after factory butter has disappeared. You really feel this is cream made into food.
Their mission to create the world’s best butters in New Zealand means they only use milk from Jersey cows. Jersey cows are those pretty brown cows with black feet whose milk is high in butterfat. Most Kiwi cows are black and white Friesians because they produce higher protein.
I love this butter in thick slabs on bread. It was great on Bordeaux Batard with Barker’s Strawberry Jam. After a day in the garden it restored both body and soul.
It reminded me of the simple days of bread and butter, the days before butter was demonized and replaced by scientists and their margarine and olive oil madness.
The dairy geek in me cried yes! My fist in the air in a people’s protest against industrial spreads! I love this butter.