What is Black & Bolyard Brown Butter?

Brown Butter is a more complex, deeply toasted version of whole butter. Black & Bolyard precisely cooks and caramelizes Grassfed, non-GMO butter from upstate New York. The milk solids naturally present in the whole butter are browned in the butterfat before being infused, seasoned, and whipped. Brown Butter can replace whole butter anywhere that it is typically used, while its intense depth of flavor should be enjoyed in savory and sweet applications.

How do I use it?

We encourage you to use Black & Bolyard Brown Butter in the same places you already use whole butter. It has been lightly seasoned with Sea Salt making it perfect for savory and sweet cooking. Schmear it on bread, Melt it on meat & vegetables, Sauce it on pasta, and Bake it into cookies. Be sure to check out our recipes for inspiration.

How long does it last?

Black & Bolyard Brown Butter is best if used within 1 Year after opening. Through our unique caramelization process, all of the water naturally present in the whole butter is cooked out before deeply toasting the butterfat at high temperatures. This process dramatically increases our shelf-life and surpasses that of normal butter.

Do I need to refrigerate the Brown Butter or Brown Butter Ghee?

Store your Brown Butter in away from direct light. There is no need to refrigerate your Brown Butter.

What are the Ingredients in your Brown Butter?

The ingredients in all of our Brown Butters are Grassfed, Non-GMO Butter and Sea Salt, along with Fresh Bay Leaves or Dried Red Chili in those varieties. Black & Bolyard sources the best natural ingredients available and uses butter made in Upstate New York. Our Brown Butter contains only a few simple ingredients yet has complex layers of flavor.

Is there sugar in it?

No, we do not add sugar or sweeteners of any type to our Brown Butters. Through our caramelization process, the milk solids toast and become naturally sweet, rich, and nutty. The brown speckles you see suspended in your jars are those delicious toasted milk solids which provide a lot of flavor in the Brown Butter.

What types of Brown Butter do you offer?
  • Original Unfiltered: Toasted & Complex – Caramelized and Whipped with Sea Salt
    Melt it on pancakes, Brush it on grilled meats, Bake it into cookie dough
  • Bay Leaf: Floral & Herbaceous – Steeped with Fresh Bay Leaves
    Schmear it on grilled bread, Melt it on vegetables, Sauce it on Pasta
  • Red Chili: Warm & Piquant – Infused with Dried Red Chili
    Sautee it with eggs, Melt it on popcorn, Sauce it on seafood
How does it compare to Ghee?

Black & Bolyard Brown Butter is very different than Ghee. We deeply toast high quality butter and whip the browned milk solids back into the butterfat. Our unique process creates an incredibly rich and complex Brown Butter, layered with flavor, unlike Ghee. Our product is suitable for sweet and savory preparations and can act as a direct replacement for whole butter.

Why does it taste so good?

Black & Bolyard Brown Butter tastes great because it is has been deeply toasted to extract the most flavor possible from the milk solids naturally present in the butter. We keep these delicious milk solids in the final product because they have and incredible flavor that would be a shame to filter out. Throughout our long, aromatic toasting process, the the Brown Butter becomes rich, complex, and nutty. The Brown Butter is then lightly seasoned with Sea Salt before being jarred so that it is ready to use, just as you would use whole butter in your kitchen at home.

Why isn’t my Brown Butter spreadable like how I tasted it in the store?

Brown Butter behaves just like normal butter, therefore, when it is below room temperature, it will be firm and a bit difficult to spread. Simply leave your jar of Brown Butter on the counter for an hour or two and it will soften up. We lightly whip all of our Brown Butters by hand to create that smooth, creamy texture like you tasted in the store, straight out of the jar.

Where can I buy it?

Black & Bolyard is currently available online here and at retailers in the Northeast. You can find our Brown Butters in the refrigerated dairy section next to the other butters. Check out our retailer map. Please email us if there is a store you would like to see carry it.

Can I buy it online?

Yes! Black & Bolyard is available for purchase online here.

What are the nutritional benefits of Brown Butter?

Since our butter is Grassfed, it is naturally high in heart-healthy Vitamin K2 and Omega-3 fatty acids. Also, our high-quality, Non-GMO butter is rich in Beta Carotene which converts to Vitamin A in our bodies. View our Nutritional Facts.

What is Grassfed Butter?

Grassfed Butter is often regarded as the healthiest type of butter you should consume due to the high concentration of healthy fats and fatty acids found in it. Grassfed Butter is made from the milk of cows that are left on the pasture for the majority of the year to eat primarily a grass-based diet. This affects the flavor and color of the butter produced from their milk, usually yielding a more rich and yellow butterfat. Black & Bolyard always uses Grassfed butter.

What does non-GMO mean?

Non-GMO means that no GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) were used in growing and making the product. GMOs are organisms whose genetic makeup has been altered through mutation, insertion, or deletion of genes. The butter that Black & Bolyard uses is always non-GMO.

Is it Gluten Free?

Black & Bolyard Brown Butter is naturally gluten free, soy free, nut free, and vegetarian.

What does the Black Bowl symbolize in your logo?

Aside from the clever play on our co-founders names, Andrew Black & Eric Bolyard, the iconic bowl on in our logo represents the conception of Black & Bolyard Brown Butter during nights serving it at their Brooklyn-based supper club, Tasting Society, back in 2014. The nostalgic process of whipping deeply toasted Brown Butter in a large bowl got everyone asking why we weren’t making this for anyone to enjoy. So we did.

How do you say Black & Bolyard?

It’s simple—“Black and Bowl-yard”. Our logo mark represents the first bowl we used to whip our Brown Butter for Tasting Society, our Brooklyn-based Supper Club and also happens to be a nice way to help sound out our last names (black bowl = Black & Bolyard)

What is your social media handle?

You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at: @blackandbolyard

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