Butter, Margarine & Spreads
Butter is a solid dairy product made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk, to separate the butterfat from the buttermilk. Butter consists of butterfat, milk proteins and water.
There are several types of butter but sweet cream butter, which is made from pasteurised cream, is the most common type used in the UK. There are also several spreadable butters which remain softer at colder temperatures and are therefore easier to use directly from the fridge. Whipped butter is also designed to be more spreadable, and is created by a process of aeration involving nitrogen gas. All categories of butter are sold as salted or unsalted. Salt is added as flavouring.
Butter and spreads are high value products that require careful handling to maintain their texture and quality. Consumers demand products with a long-shelf life, with new ingredients, with all desired tastes and textures. Our aim is to deliver solutions that are flexible, energy efficient whilst maintaining product quality.