SKC Food Favorites: Kerrygold Pure Unsalted Butter

kerrygold pure unsalted butter

Kids?  Confession.

I have been a fan of Kerrygold products for what feels like officially forever.

I’ve held that secret close to my heart like a royal flush, only letting it spill on occasion.

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Image from NameBerry.Com

Over the last two years or so, being a food blogger, I’ve received care packages from the lovely folks at Kerrygold.  Though part of the territory of being a food blogger — after a recent evening at a local blogger event hosted by them — I felt I just had to show my hand about this fabulous brand once and for all.

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Image from TheGentlemansEmporium.Com

Great things, after all, deserve to be shared.

Actually a brand of the Irish Dairy Board, they are a co-op of dairy farmers.

And though they also make extraordinary cheeses, I’ll start with what I think is a hands-down, must-have staple in every cook’s fridge:

Kerrygold Pure Unsalted Butter.

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Not an advertisement for Kerrygold (nor have I ever been paid a red cent to say this), just a little in-the-know “psst” from me to lovely you.

A cultured butter full of silky, clean-tasting creaminess, it is like light gold.  It spreads like a dream and goes down way too easy.  Simply put, it’s the best butter on the market, hands down.

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And let’s just say that if Kerrygold Pure Unsalted Butter didn’t melt, I’d take daily naps on the couch snuggling up with the stuff.

It’s that good.

Containing some of the highest butter-fat content on the market (82%), it makes for the best biscuits on the planet.  Use it in anything that calls for plain unsalted butter and you’ll be needing to rewrite the recipe to include a “Best” in front of its title.

What makes all the difference is where the milk they use to make this butter comes from:

Happy, grass-fed cows from the emerald green pastures of Ireland.

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Image from HarriganHolidays.Com

Cows raised in small herds that graze outdoors on this rich, natural grass day in and day out for up to 312 days a year, longer than almost every country in the world.

And on the other days of the year when winter comes and the grasses stop growing?  They munch mostly on dried grass that’s been cut fresh and saved up for them during the year.

Just as it should be, growth hormones and BST are completely banned in the Emerald Isle.  And just as sweet, all of Kerrygold’s products are also free of genetically modified ingredients, antibiotics and pesticides.

Why should all this matter?  Because happy, healthy, grass-fed cows make great milk.  Not only great tasting, and exceptional to cook with but so much better for you too.

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Image by Philippe Halsman – Image from JonMWessel.WordPress.Com

In Kerrygold’s own words:

“In Ireland, our farming practices strike a happy balance between ensuring our cows live happy contented lives while enabling our farmers to enjoy a lifestyle and livelihood which is in harmony with the land and nature.”

Now that’s something worth mooing about.

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To learn more about Kerrygold and the Irish Dairy Board, go to

Is there a food favorite that you love?  Let’s share!  Discuss!

10 thoughts on “SKC Food Favorites: Kerrygold Pure Unsalted Butter

  1. So nice to see another post from you Christina!! Yay! I’m a big fan of butter in general and I definitely agree that butter from the green grass of Ireland, Scotland or the UK seems to be a slight cut above the rest. I’ve been buying goats butter for a little while now, interchanged with Lescure, but I am yet to try Kerrygold. That’ll soon change… you’ve completely sold it with this post! I do hope that you and Christopher have been well. I’ve thought about you guys every now and then after your move. It’s been a while! Hugs xx

    • Oh, Laura, you are just too wonderful, thank you! And, I agree, goats butter is just awesome, unfortunately just sometimes a bit pricey for me here in the US. But, yes, definitely give Kerrygold a go. I think you will love it =) Christopher and I have been well. Moving to a new city has been a transition, but it is all part of life, you know? Thank you for thinking of us, and I look forward to catching up! Hugs back xo

      • I will definitely try it. And yes, I know exactly what you mean. Change is inevitable but our management of the transitions is what counts 🙂 So good to hear that you’re both well xo

    • Hey buddy, thanks for stopping by! To answer your question, you know, being a lover of all things salty, I am ever so slightly partial to the salted variety. HOWEVER, overall, I would still go for the unsalted version for its greater all-purpose-ness and how you can really taste the wonderful, faintly grassy notes (something that is harder to do in the salted kind). And there you have it! Love you, bud, talk soon! xo

  2. Agree with Laura–so happy to see a post from you! And you’ve COMPLETELY sold me on this–you should be a marketer 😉 But seriously, there have been so many times when I passed this gem up for the cheapest, generic-brand butter on the shelf, but the promise of this turning all my baked goods into the best-ever thanks to happy grazing cows? Sold. Hope all is well in sunny San Diego!!! <333

    • Aww, thank you, Erika! It’s so nice to see your lovely face again and I am so glad I convinced you. Kerrygold really does make the best butter and if you’re budget conscious like I am (aren’t we all on a budget?), Trader Joe’s has a great deal on the stuff (i.e. very reasonably priced). Hope all is well where you are, Erika! <333 back

  3. I too have long been a fan of Kerrygold butter! It really is the best tasting butter I have ever had…too bad we don’t have it up here in Canada 😦 I actually make a trip across the border to buy some every once in a while.

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