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Local Producer: Epicurean Butter

By Heather Kennedy, November 2, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Heather Kennedy

In the infamous words of Julia Child, “With enough butter, anything is good!” And that couldn’t be more true when it comes to our most recent Local Producer Loan recipient, Epicurean Butter. Their compound butter is designed to make you feel like a Julia Child in your own kitchen. Compound butter, also known as “finishing butter,” is unsalted and blended with a variety of seasonings. It‘s generally used to top meat, fish and vegetables or to finish a sauce. Epicurean’s flavor-infused compound butters (both sweet and savory) allow you to bring a restaurant quality preparation to your table. Is your steak feeling a little lonely? Give it a dab of Black Truffle Butter. Does your scone need a pick me up? Some Orange Honey Butter should do the trick. And if your baguette seems a bit boring, Epicurean’s award-winning Roasted Garlic Herb Butter will surely give it some sass. Their products combine grade AA butter with all natural flavors, producing a high quality, unique product that makes cooking a joy for the novice and advanced chef alike. Owner and creator John Hubschman is a professional chef who, along with his wife Janie, run their business with a passion for quality food and cooking. You can find out more about their company in this video on thier website. They’re using their Local Producer Loan from Whole Foods Market to buy equipment that will increase their blending capacity so they can supply butter to more regions. That’s a good thing because when you see their selection of delectable flavors, I’m sure you’ll want a taste:  

SAVORY: Bearnaise • Lemon Pepper • Scampi • Porcini Sage • Tuscan Herb • Tomato Chipotle • Chili Lime • Roasted Garlic Herb 

SWEET: Sweet Cinnamon • Orange Honey • Honey Pecan

PREMIUM: Black Truffle Butter • White Truffle • Mediterranean Sea Salt • Lime Sea Salt

Epicurean Butter is currently available in Whole Foods Markets in Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. If you are lucky enough to live in one of these states, give these butters a try and let us know what you think.

Category: Local




Lana says ...
I just love the Honey Pecan. Wait.... There is a pumpkin spice !!!
11/11/2011 7:02:29 PM CST
Marie EvB Gibbons says ...
I have been a fan of this company and butter since it's beginnings... it is the best, and I don't know if I could cook without it any more.... it adds just that right touch of yum to anything!!! xoxo Thanks Epicurean for being available to us!!
11/09/2011 7:10:15 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@D.Nordstrom Good question! Sometimes your store will be happy to take these special requests and order a product specifically for one customer. However, these decisions are made on an individual store level. If you reach out to the Team Leader at the Boca Raton store, they will be happy to chat with you regarding the possibility of special ordering some truffle butter. The link below will take you to the contact information for the Boca store. http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/bocaraton/
12/14/2011 9:13:15 AM CST
Gwen says ...
Epicurean butter must be an aphrodisiac. My husband and I are like young lovers again. The truffle butter is my favorite.
11/09/2011 10:18:23 PM CST
Patti Williams says ...
While I like to cook, often I just don't have time at the end of the day. That is where the savory Epicurian Butters come to the rescue. I have tried each of the flavors on meat(pork and beef) fish or pasta. A dollop tranformed those groceries into delicious gourmet meals. The sweet butters jazz up bread and muffins into treats. LOVE THIS PRODUCT LINE!!!
11/11/2011 12:42:20 PM CST
Sylvie Abecassis says ...
Just bought some Epicurean roasted garlic butter at Whole Foods today. Going to make some garlic bread with it tonight. I LOVE your butters!
11/13/2011 4:10:19 PM CST
Krista Swan @kristalswan says ...
Oh, em gee. Black truffle butter? Sign me up!!
11/02/2011 9:48:03 PM CDT
Jenine Ouillette says ...
From Where does the base AA butter originate? eg. A organic dairy. a commercial company like Lurcat or Organic Valley or god forbid Land O Lakes?
11/03/2011 12:11:04 PM CDT
Julie says ...
Could we PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE get black truffle butter in MISSOURI??? I don't live close enough to Kansas to just cross state lines and buy it. Just found a recipe to use it and from hearing all the rave about it, I don't want to use just any butter when trying something new. BUT, is there another butter that could be substituted for black truffle butter and taste similar? Thank you
01/20/2012 3:15:02 PM CST
Lilly says ...
My family and I are lucky enough to live in CO and we absolutely love all of the flavors that Epicurean Butter has to offer. Cooking is not the same in our house since we discovered Epicurean Butter!
11/09/2011 7:52:58 PM CST
Maddy says ...
Their Black Truffle Butter is phenomenal! These butters are truly wonderful and add incredible flavor to any dish! Such an easy way to enhance a meal and infuse it with rich flavor.
11/10/2011 10:39:36 AM CST
Jennifer says ...
There's nothing like it! I use it at home all the time to make my meals taste better -- which, in turn, makes my life BETTER!
11/11/2011 6:28:34 PM CST
Katy says ...
I've loved every flavor I have tried! I added a little of a sweet butter to my french toast this morning. YUM
11/12/2011 6:19:54 PM CST
Richard says ...
I've tried, and love, them all, but my personal favorite is the Chili Lime. Keep up the the good work!
11/14/2011 8:17:09 PM CST
Hannah says ...
Epicurean is a staple in our household, couldn't live without it! Thanks to Janie and John for such a great product, keep it coming!
11/14/2011 11:12:33 PM CST
tina says ...
I first tried the Epicurean Butters years ago when they were sampling at our Whole Foods grand opening. Since then, they've been a staple in our house. The butters add such a wonderful layer to the meals I prepare. My go-to butter is the sea salt, though I love them all! I have to admit, sometimes when I'm making a meal, I love to warm it up and have a little lick just like that - heavenly!
01/16/2012 10:34:36 AM CST
Andy Borda says ...
White & Black Truffle Butters are delicious complement for potato sides, mac & cheese, risotti and popcorn bar items. 99.9% of the truffle products in the market today use synthetic chemical flavorings “2,4 dithiapentane bis-sulfate." After 9 years of research and development, Rosario Safina and Dr. Sandro Silveri has come up with the only method today that is USDA 100% Certified Organic. andrew@darosario.com | daRosario Organics | www.darosario.com
10/19/2012 5:54:52 AM CDT
Victoria says ...
Black truffle butter in my homemade Mac & cheese this Xmas dinner yea!
12/19/2012 4:51:33 AM CST
norma macy says ...
do you carry white truffle butter? if so how much is it? I would go to your huntington beach whole foods location. thanks
01/02/2013 7:16:46 PM CST
SHIRLEY says ...
06/29/2013 9:24:20 PM CDT
Bonnie blackberg says ...
Black or white truffle butter. Which one to use on a turkey?
11/21/2013 6:00:36 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BONNIE - We would recommend to use black truffle butter -- they're a little tougher, less delicate.
11/26/2013 12:28:29 PM CST
Josephine says ...
Where can i get truffle butter
12/13/2013 2:47:10 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JOSEPHINE - Our products differ between stores. Check with your local store to see if they have this in stock!
12/13/2013 4:01:03 PM CST
Donna Marino says ...
Hello. I live in Rhode Island near WHole Foods. Is there any way for me to get some Black Truffle Butter for my husband? He enjoys trying different recipes and often asks me to find him some. The Epicurean Line looks wonderful. Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated! Truly, Donna L. Marino
02/09/2014 9:24:10 PM CST