Contrary to popular belief, the name of our Minerva Dairy Amish Roll Butter doesn’t derive from the people who do the churning. Curious? Here’s the scoop …
The Minerva Dairy Family began making butter in 1894 using a small 100-gallon wooden churn, producing about 400 pounds of butter each batch. This method of small-batch, slow churn butter was sold in bulk pieces of miscellaneous sizes, but with World War II came the need to start rationing.
Why Hand Rolled?
To meet the nation’s rationing policy of two-pound butter allotments, we needed a more consistent method of measurement. By adopting the hand rolling technique used by a local Amish dairy farm, we were able to form rolls of butter with exacting measurements.
Get Real with Real Butter
And today, while our 84 percent butterfat butter doesn’t involve the Amish, we still make our butter using milk from pasture-raised cows raised on family farms. More than 70 years later, we’re proud to continue the tradition of small batch, slow churned, hand rolled butter.
Amish Butter is a category all its own just like Commodity Butter and European Butter. Today, you can look for it in the convenience of rolls and quarter sticks as well!
• Commodity Butter is made with 80% butterfat and is mass produced.
• European Butter is made with 82% butterfat and is mass produced in both Europe and the U.S.
• Amish Butter is made with 84% butterfat, is made using artisanal methods and is slow churned in small batches for superior texture and flavor.
Authenticity In All We Do
From our pasture-raised dairy to our slow churn process to our unique wax-paper packaging, you know you’re getting true Amish Roll Butter. The name Minerva Dairy is synonymous with authenticity, and if that doesn’t convince you to give it a try, here are four reasons to commit to higher butterfat.
Try one recipe using Minerva Dairy Amish Roll Butter and you’ll know there’s no better way to go! Shop it now.