Salted Butter vs. Unsalted Butter – what’s the difference?
As you probably know, butter generally comes in two varieties: salted butter and unsalted butter. But what’s the difference between the two?
Salted butter is generally used as a condiment because of its strong taste and longer shelf life, whereas unsalted butter is usually used for baking and cooking so that the cook can better control the sodium content and flavor in their dish!
The creamy-salty flavor of Tillamook Salted Butter enhances whatever food item it is spread on. Try it on a piece of toast or on a warm muffin for an extra kick, or even put it on a sandwich instead of a different type of spread to bring out all of the flavors!
Tillamook Unsalted Butter is the product of simply churning milk and separating the cream and butterfat. It is one of the simplest dairy products ingredient-wise (besides plain milk). Because it contains no salt or other preservatives, it tends to have a shorter shelf life than other forms of butter or margarine and needs to be kept in the refrigerator at most times. I swear by unsalted butter in most baking recipes because it tends to make the resulting baked good taste sweeter and even have a better consistency.
Speaking of baked goods, people like baking with our butter so much that they even tweet about it! @LunaRaven13 says:
”This butter is fantastic! I have never seen it in the Bay Area before so I bought enough to keep in my freezer for flavor explosion emergencies. Hands down the best cookies I ever made were with this butter. If you can get your hands on some, do it!”
We recommend you take her advice. There’s no doubt about it – whether you like unsalted butter or salted butter, Tillamook Butter is the way to go!