Ploughgate Creamery Sweet Unsalted Cultured Butter
This delectable butter is made from sweet cream and is cultured for 48 hours creating a delicious, creamy, and slightly tangy flavor.
pasteurized cream, cultures
Store in the refrigerator, or for immediate use, leave on the counter so that it spreads easily. Keep refrigerated and use by the best by date on the package, or freeze for later use.
Ploughgate Creamery, is producing cultured butter in small batches for us. They currently use purchased cream from the local St. Albans Coop, and are awaiting the arrival of twelve Jerseys so they can produce their own milk and cream for butter and cheese. This is the butter to use on that special baked item or in cooking that special recipe. You will immediately notice the wonderful smell and texture as it melts or when you are cutting it into that pie crust or sweet dough. Ploughgate Creamery at Bragg Farm in Fayston, VT is owned and operated by Marisa Mauro. Her love affair with the dairy industry started at age fourteen on a sheep dairy in Weston, VT, where she began her cheesemaking education. Over the next decade Marisa worked on numerous dairies throughout Vermont and California. In 2008 she opened Ploughgate Creamery in South Albany, VT. Working in partnership with the Cellars at Jasper Hill, she marketed and distributed her artisanal cheeses. During this time she created two award winning cheeses; Hartwell (cow milk bloomy rind) and Willoughby (cow milk wash rind). Mauro took over the Bragg Farm in December of 2013 with plans to resurrect the 50 acre hilltop dairy farm focusing of butter and fresh cheese production. Recently a dairy processing facility was built and renovations of a historic barn are underway to house cows for milking.
January 22, 2021 by K.j.
My palate clearly isn't as rarefied as some other reviewers' since I'm not sure I taste the difference between fancy butter and Costco or Trader Joe's organic butter, but I buy this all the time, and I do think it is lovely. I am motivated primarily by supporting regional agriculture and "local" farmers to keep our eco-system healthy. My husband is an immigrant from Europe, and most of his friends prefer unsalted butter. This hits the spot and is what I serve to his friends and family. I buy one block of butter from FTY each week, usually alternating salted and unsalted. I do also get commercial butter and always keep some extra on hand, but I bake often. This works beautifully in every recipe and is what I use first.
October 16, 2020 by Kiki
Simply Fantastic!!! My Favorite butter!
July 26, 2020 by Sung
Excellent butter. I never refrigerate it and keep it in a butter keeper on the countertop. Fresh taste every morning and lasts more than a week unrefrigerated no problem. Fantastic product.
February 23, 2019 by Alla
Delicious rich taste.
April 4, 2015 by Christine
I almost wish I had never tried it because now no other butter tastes as good as this!
March 12, 2015 by Shane
This butter hits the spot. It's a very clean butter taste that I would use for bread, some may find it a little salty but it's perfect for me. I'd use it for baking too if that was in my budget. Let me clarify a little bit more on the clean butter taste though. Some butters that are cultured have so much flavor that the butter almost taste like they cheese. This is not one of those, it taste very similar with a similar fat content to a Land O'Lakes butter. I mention that so that some folks who are expecting a higher fat butter like Kerrygold or Plugra will not be surprised.
March 7, 2015 by Rachel
I am freaking out this butter is basically heaven. Just tried my first bite today, slathered on your yummy Red Hen pumpernickel. I felt like I just woke up at a Vermont B&B and got to eat fresh local real food I could never have at home. But I am at home. It was truly a wholesome goodness moment. Thanks for bringing Vermont to us!