How to Make Homemade Cultured Butter

European-style cultured butter doesn't happen by accident: Before churning, you first have to add "good" bacteria to heavy cream with a s...
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The Mission: DIY Cultured Butter

We asked Adeline Druart, dairy expert and general manager of the excellent Vermont Creamery, to teach us how to make cultured butter at home.

Tips for Success:
• A stand mixer makes a great butter churner—but a messy one. Use a pouring shield or cover the bowl with plastic.
• Any good-quality cream will work well, but look for the highest fat content possible. At least 40 percent butterfat is ideal.

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