TASTE FRANCE - FOOD
Butter is a jewel of France’s gastronomy. This dairy product is essential to any French breakfast, to sandwiches and to thousands of recipes. There are an infinity of butter brands in France and this country is the world’s largest consumer of butter. That is why Team France Export – Business France has come up with a list of high-end French butters. Thanks to our curated catalogue, you will be able to source the most exquisite salted, semi-salty butter and unsalted butter on the market. Click on a product’s name to see its full description and don’t hesitate to ask for a sample !
The French love to start their day with some bread and salted butter. Their favourite lunch is often a Parisian sandwich. Also called a « jambon-beurre », this simple treat consists of a sliced baguette filled with ham and spread with butter. For dinner, it is common in France to serve fish with butter-sauce or mashed potatoes with hot butter.
As a response to the ongoing climate crisis, producers of French butters have developed new eco friendly products. Organic butter requires the use of top-quality organic milk. This raw material is collected in eco conscious dairy farms where cows only eat fresh grass and non-GMO, pesticide-free fodder. After pasteurization, it is softly skimmed and seeded with natural lactic ferments. Organic butter contains no preservatives and no artificial food colouring.
Do you enjoy our selection of French butters ? Feel free to browse through our complete catalogue. This list includes milk products, various cheeses and a wide array of French dairy products that will enchant your most demanding clients !
Many French butters are still made in accordance with the oldest culinary traditions. The production of Echiré butter in Poitou-Charentes, for instance, still includes the use of wooden butter churns ! These ancient tools give its delicate hazelnut flavour to this product, which holds a PDO (protected designation of origin) label.
Another famous French butter is Isigny butter. Made in a typical wooden churn, it has a bright yellow colour and a creamy texture. It is one of France’s three PDO butter brands with Echiré butter and Bresse butter. This butter from Normandy is ideal for making puff pastry recipes like croissants. If you wish to find the best pastry butter, check out our Isigny AOP unsalted butter, available in a 1-kilo package.
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