EATING In Praise of … French Butter (No. 38)

Posted by on 12. April 2012

Echire Butter

Probably the most exclusive butter in the world ...

Echire Butter is produced mostly by hand, is salted and comes in a basket. The producers use only the milk of cows in this small village between Poitiers and La Rochelle. Hailed as the best butter in France, Echire is served in the finest dining establishments – that’s why the French covet this butter and keep 85% of the production within their own country. But one can order what’s left for the foreigners via Internet (big surprise: the customers are quite obviously able to buy tons, despite the restrictions …). The price is hefty: 24 Euro or 30 $ for the kilo (= 2,2 pounds), shipping costs around 6 Euro or 8 $. If that’s to dear for you, consider Echire to be a present …

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