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Can You Freeze Butter?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 14, 2011 at 3:58 PM

I have a wonderful fresh, local, grassfed, organic guy I go to who makes the best butter I've ever eaten. Trouble is I only see him every couple months some times of the year.

Anyone had experience freezing butter? What does it do to the taste and consistency?

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Found this on their website: *"Freezing puts raw milk products to sleep and has little effect on the important health benefits that raw dairy products provide. Enzymes and bacteria are fully active when they awake after thawing. Some vitamins are reduced by trace amounts after being frozen. The flavor is sometimes slightly affected by this and is not always apparent. All OPDC products may be frozen."* http://www.organicpastures.com/faq.html

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Does this hold true with Organic Pasures Raw Butter?

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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Freezing butter works perfectly! I buy it in bulk when it's on sale and freeze several pounds at a time, and there is no difference in taste or texture after you thaw it out. You can either move it from the freezer to the fridge and it will take a couple hours to thaw, or you can put it right from the freezer into a countertop butter dish and it will thaw into a spoonable state inside an hour or so.

Also, it is my understanding that there is no degree of nutrient decline from freezing.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on March 14, 2011
at 08:28 PM

Does this hold true with Organic Pasures Raw Butter?

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 14, 2011
at 08:35 PM

Found this on their website: *"Freezing puts raw milk products to sleep and has little effect on the important health benefits that raw dairy products provide. Enzymes and bacteria are fully active when they awake after thawing. Some vitamins are reduced by trace amounts after being frozen. The flavor is sometimes slightly affected by this and is not always apparent. All OPDC products may be frozen."* http://www.organicpastures.com/faq.html

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on March 14, 2011
at 04:09 PM

You can freeze butter for several month - just make sure it is wrapped closely in a plastic bag so it doesn't contact with the smell or taste of other frozen food.

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on March 14, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Easy to do, and does not affect the butter. Also you don't need to thaw it out at all if you are using it for cooking, just drop the frozen chunk into the hot pan!

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