Abernethy Butter is made by hand using traditional methods.
The cream is bought from a local farmer, who lets his cows graze on the green fields in the Lagan valley and pasturises his own milk.
The cream is churned until it separates into butter and buttermilk.
Then the butter is put into a large bowl and washed by hand until the water runs clear. This is to remove all the buttermilk which would sour the butter.
The only thing we add to our butter is a pinch or two of salt.
The butter is then patted by hand out into rolls ready for wrapping. Our butter is all wrapped in greaseproof and brown paper for an authentic, rustic look in keeping with the product.
Abernethy Butter, winners of 2 Star Great Taste Award 2012, are the only Northern Ireland company making butter in this way.
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Most butter on the market today is produced by a continuous buttermaker which forces cream into butter within a matter off minutes. This procedure enables butter to be made quickly but with little taste.
Our butter however is lovingly handmade to ensure it is creamy and full of flavour.
It has a shelf life of 12 weeks and can be frozen if required.
At Christmas we also make brandy butter which has a shelf life of 6 months.