Friday, July 11, 2014

BEURRE ECHIRÉ



Do you think there is a difference in butters? And do you think you could taste the difference? My talent mostly goes as far as tasting the difference between raw milk and pasteurized milk made butter.  There are Chefs however, such as Alain Ducasse with such refined taste buds, that they can tell if the butter is from good grazing grounds or not. Whenever I do eat Echire butter, I do taste a difference. It's just, Je ne sais quois. 
At only 950 Tonnes annual production this butter is a tiny 0.2 % part of France's annual butter production. Made very very locally in this area, they call it the queen of butters. I can just see people in Bretagne spamming and deleting my Blog and sending me images of their pitch forks now. After all, their butter has a very high reputation as well..

I first read about this product in that book we bought years before moving to France about all French regions and the typical products from each province. 

This butter made in that giant teak barrel, and the guy with his Pornstache holding up the butter for a better image. I knew I had to try it when we get here. Once we arrived, I sought it out repeatedly, so if I blogged about it before, sorry. It's just that good. How about reading this article, it much better expresses what I am trying to bring across.
 If you see this butter sold at a store anywhere near where you live, treat yourself. Never mind arteries clogging cholesterol stories, the price might give you a heart attack. Here, I paid 1.90 Euros for it, since Auchan ran a 30% off special. And remember, if you eat well, you live well.

I bought some fresh corn to go along with the butter, a perfect lunch. Not Taber sweet, but still good. Enjoy the images. 




COMES IN A LITTLE BASKET, WHICH I USE AS A FIRE STARTER

LOOKS LIKE RON JEREMY'S TWIN

GO GET IT, IF YOU LIKE FRENCH PRODUCTS

CHURNED IN BURMESE TEAK BARRELS


ALL ABOUT THE BUTTER

2.76 EURO BEFORE A 30% DISCOUNT

MAYBE I SHOULD VISIT THE DAIRY ONE DAY







7 comments:

Emm said...

Adding it to my To Try list. The price doesn't seem bad -- I figure that at about $3.85 for almost 9 ounces, which is slightly more than a half pound. Really good butter here is more than $5 a pound. And that's for mass-produced product, no nice packaging.

H.Peter said...

I know Emmmm, the price here is not bad, but I have seen the same butter in Canada for CAD% 14.00..........

Leafy Satori Risk said...

That looks so unbelievable good. The price of it: very cheap compared to what one pays here in the US for 'imported butter'.
I'll try to find this book ;)

Leafy Satori Risk said...

....and I found the book on the intertweebs for less than $ 5.00 incl shipping ;)

H.Peter said...



That's a (s)deal!! Enjoy the book when you get it.

H.Peter said...



Let me know when you get it Karl.

Leafy Satori Risk said...

I will ;)