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Growing up in Ireland I always loved the taste of our butter. It was a basic form of sustenance and we’d never want to be without it.  Irish butter is a European-style butter and has a higher butterfat content than the average American butter. This translates into a richer, creamier texture for the butter. Kerrygold's is a little different from other European butters because it has a lot more flavor.

Ornua (Irish- new gold) previously known as the Irish Dairy Board is an Irish agricultural-food cooperative, which sells dairy products on behalf of its members who are made up of Irish dairy processors and Irish dairy farmers. The co-operative is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products and owns the Kerrygold butter and Kerry Irish Cream Liqueur products.

In 2015, Ornua transformed its corporate identity from the Irish Dairy Board to Ornua: "The Home of Irish Dairy".

The Irish Dairy Board was established by an act of the, Oireachtas (Irish parliament) the Dairy Produce Marketing Act 1961 and replaced the earlier Butter Marketing Committee. It was created to consolidate the overseas marketing of Irish dairy products and to achieve greater brand name recognition. At the time of the Board's creation, the European market was closed to Irish butter, and the United Kingdom market limited Irish imports by an import quota.

The name Kerrygold was selected to honor Irish farmer’s and reflect a sense of Irish origins. Every year Ireland exports Kerrygold butter to the US, in the area of 20,000 tons.

Kerrygold is the second highest-selling butter in the United States. Some facts about butter: its healthier than we think. It has no trans fats which is associated with bad cholesterol. It also has omega and fatty acids and is a good source of Vitamin A. India is the largest producer of butter. It takes about 20 pounds of milk to make a pound of butter. Countries that consume the most butter include France, Denmark & Iceland.  

“Eat butter first, and eat it last, and live till 100 years be past”  with enough butter anything is good, Julia child

I will leave you with this story:

There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to a baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting the right amount, which he wasn’t. Angry about this, he took the farmer to court. The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure to weight the butter. The farmer replied, “Honor, I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.” The judge asked, “Then how do you weigh the butter?”

The farmer replied, “Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker.” In life you get what you give. Don’t cheat anyone.

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