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Delicious butter made in Maine

Pat Hammond Jul 8, 2010 03:40 PM

It's called Kate's Homemade Butter, and it's made in Old Orchard, Me. I learned about it when I was in Maine recently. I found it here in NY at Fairway Market and considering the high quality, I was happy with the price (forgot how much now). Rich, creamy, sweet like good cream. I had the unsalted variety, and it had a lovely fresh flavor. It's pretty much a cottage industry, from what I've read. They have buttermilk, too, made from the churning of the cream for butter. I hope I can find some of that here! It's bound to be special.


  1. Passadumkeg Jul 8, 2010 03:53 PM

    I drink Kate's buttermilk all the time, cheaper than the ersatz buttermilk too.

    1. Karl S Jul 8, 2010 04:51 PM

      Yes, the butter and (more recently but less widely) and buttermilk are readily found in Boston-area markets.

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      1. re: Karl S
        Pat Hammond Jul 8, 2010 05:15 PM

        Thanks! I posted on Greater Boston asking where to go: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7193...

      2. JMF Aug 5, 2010 02:32 PM

        I got addicted to Kate's the past three years living in Maine. Now that I am back (temporarily until I move to Dutchess County for my new business) I'm glad to hear you can get it at Fairway. I literally just ran out of all the packages of Kate's I had in the freezer from my last trip to Maine a few months ago.

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          HLing Aug 5, 2010 07:26 PM

          Yes, the butter has been available at Fairway in the last 7, 8 years if not longer. It was always in sticks. Then a couple of years ago I noticed the expiration date became much much longer. Not sure how they did that and what it meant. Also the new kinds of container also appeared. I haven't used it since, but remember it to be my go to butter when I want to bake something, instead of using the cold French butter.

          1. PotatoHouse Mar 22, 2013 05:18 PM

            My wife and I live in northern Maine (AKA-"The County") and we use Kate's Sea Salted butter.

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