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.