Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Delitia Italian Butter

The Italians may not be known for their butter due to Louis XIV of France refusal to use oil and make butter the national fat of choice. Italy does have cows, and does make some pretty good butter. Butter de Campagna, a country style butter wrapped in paper, taste very creamy and delicious. It is light in color and is made in the region where they make Parmesan Reggiano. I like to use this butter for pasta, but its light flavor makes it great for composed butters.

Where to find this butter:

In San Francisco:

Rainbow Grocery Store
1745 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-0620

Commodities Natural Market
165 1st. Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Cross Streets: (between 10th and 11th St.)
(212) 260-2600

If you can’t find this butter, Fork and Bottle blog does a review of various artisinal butters. Delitia is reviewed along with others. So, if you can’t find Delitia, you are bound to find one of these delectable butters at the store.

Also, I was just written up on Becks and Posh for my blog. So, a big thank you to Sam.


Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Congrats on the write up! I love butter!

Dee said...

We don't get much choice here but my favourite is either Lurpak or President. I am well and truly jealous!

skp said...

I'd buy this one just for the packaging! And since I'm heading back to the city soon, I probably will.

cook eat FRET said...

i've been using this as well
it's one of the few UNSALTED better butters that i can find at my local gourmet place. sorry, but to me - plugra is just for baking...

cook eat FRET said...

lurpak is one of my faves
a touch gamey


Lori Lynn said...

Terrific! I will look for this at my Italian market in Los Angeles.