Shipping Butter [Split from What's My Craving]
Is it possible to send nz butter to the U.S by air? I hv a relative in the states who has asked me to send her some butter... I don't think its possible :( is it? Bloody things wil melt even if i freeze them n stick em in a chilly bin, its stil a long journey and then theres customs...
I would suggest the relative do an internet search to see if it's possible to order NZ butter on the web. If so, they're all set up for shipping. I buy organic grass fed butter on the web, but it's U.S. to U.S. shipping. But still, the shipping and packing is expensive so I usually buy ten or twelve pounds at a time, then pack it in slide-lock freezer bags and freeze it. It's shipped 2nd day air, and never any problem with melting.
For information on whether you can mail it to the U.S., a call to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate should get the information for you.
Your relative must have a delicate palate because expats in Mexico buy imported Anchor butter from New Zealand because it tastes like butter from home.
Wow, that's going to cost a lot in shipping by air. A friend just sent me a small package (prbably weighed a couple of pounds) from Australia and I was shocked to find out it cost $40 to send.
We have two,maybe three New Zealand butters at gourmet/importers here in the DC area.DC is not usually the first to have or introduce anything.So my thinking it's out there and not too hard to find.
I've seen canned New Zealand/Austrailian butter on the web here in the US. Check with your local international air freight company (FedEx, UPS or DHL.) They will know the US Customs requirements. Most likely you'd have to use dry ice to maintain the temperature and that requires special handling and extra costs.