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The Better Butter

’Tis the season to get buttered up, whether you’re jamming out cookies for neighbors or topping some hot rum with a sweet pat.

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    Rochdale Farms Butter This small-batch hand-rolled butter has a lightly salted, fresh flavor that makes it great slathered on crackers, radishes, or hot buttered rum.

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    Land O’Lakes Unsalted Butter Named by Saveur magazine as one of the best butters in the country, this staple is still made from local cows. It’s a consistently great holiday cohort.

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    Hope Creamery This local is a chef favorite for its European-style luxury fattiness and its clean flavor. It will elevate your sauces and any potato it comes across.

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    Nordic Creamery The Summer Butter is light and grassy, the Harvest Butter is intensely flavored, and the Spesiell Kremen is a limited churn with complex, nutty flavors.

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    Farmhouse Kitchens Melted on popcorn, this butter has a tangy, almost cheese-like flavor. On a cracker it stands on its own, a butter lover’s butter.


All butters are available at Lunds, Kowalski’s, and most co-ops. —S. M.

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