Butter is one of those foods that can turn bland meals into masterpieces. The high quality butter content is also one of the secrets of Coppa della Maga. But in the past few decades, it has been blamed for everything from obesity to heart disease. The good news is that recently, as a result of elaborate research by doctors and nutritionists, butter has been making a comeback as a “health food.”
We are firm believers of the health benefits of butter – that is why we use it generously in our ice cream. And we are delighted to see more and more research to confirm that butter should be a regular supplement to our meals. The June edition of VOGUE in the UK has a whole article dedicated to butter. In fact, butter is so “in” now, that there are posh places in London, where butter is churned at the spot on particular days of the week and where if you go on a Saturday morning you can see a queue outside, waiting for the shop to be open. At Neal’s Yard, another famous place for the dairy lovers in London, you can now even take part of a butter-making class. The best chefs in the world (for example at Noma, the world’s most acclaimed restaurant, as well as Joel Robuchon and Heston Blumenthal) are prepared go a long way to find the most wonderful and exclusive butter, whose taste depends very much on the hay and the grass the cows are fed. It is believed that the idea of terroir is applicable to butter just as it is to making wine and a pound of a really excellent butter can cost you up to £33.
And besides the great taste, if you need more good reasons, so that you can enjoy the butter guilt-free, here are a few: