Rodolphe Le Meunier Unsalted Butter
Perfect French butter from a true French butter rock star. Quick Facts Origin: France Unit Size: 8 oz. Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Cow The Flavor Experience France's Rodolphe Le Meunier makes some of the best butter in the world. His butter is made in small lots by a producer in Normandy and then sent to Le Meunier for approval, aging and distribution. The cream is inoculated with bacteria and fermented for a couple of hours, similar to how good yogurt is made. Then it's churned in an old-fashioned beater, or baratte . The end result is thick, creamy, decadent and just plain perfect butter. The Story This beautiful butter was produced in the Loire Valley by star affineur Rodolphe Le Meunier, a fifth-generation cheese specialist who oversees a cave of more than 350 cheeses, turning their dull rinds into musical scores. If you ever see a picture of this handsome fellow (seriously, he's really cute), note the three stripes on his collar – a distinction that means he is a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), or a nationally recognized artisan. Rodolphe continues the traditions and excellence inherited from 3 generations of cheesemongers. Usage Tips How shall I use this butter, let me count the ways...spread it on toast, put it in your coffee, dab a bit under Roquefort, bake with it, just eat it straight. Meunier himself suggests the unsalted butter sprinkled with a bit of cocoa powder - we don't know anyone better to trust on this than him!