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FAQ

What is Black & Bolyard Brown Butter?

Brown butter is a more complex, deeply toasted version of whole butter. Black & Bolyard precisely cooks and caramelizes rBST-free butter from American farms. The milk solids naturally present in the whole butter are browned in the butterfat before being infused and seasoned. Brown butter can replace whole butter anywhere that it is typically used, while its intense depth of flavor should be enjoyed in both savory and sweet recipes.

How do I use it?

We encourage you to use Black & Bolyard Brown Butter in the same places you already use whole butter. It’s perfect for savory and sweet cooking. Schmear it on bread, melt it on meat & vegetables, sauce it on pasta, and bake it into cookies.

How long does it last?

Black & Bolyard Brown Butter is best if used within one 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 increases our shelf life and surpasses that of ordinary butter.

Do I need to refrigerate my brown butter?

No, there is no need to refrigerate your brown butter. Our unique cooking process yields a delicious and spreadable brown butter that is shelf stable for a long time. The brown butter will be best enjoyed by the date on the bottom of the jar. We recommend keeping the jars in the pantry or on the counter away from intense or direct light.

What are the ingredients in your brown butters?

We only use ingredients we would be proud to serve in the best restaurants. The base of all of our brown butters is 100% American rBST-free butter. Our Salted Honey Brown Butter is made with American wildflower honey and sea salt, while our Black Truffle Brown Butter includes a black truffle base made from real Italian winter truffles - no truffle oil!

Is there sugar in it?

No, we do not add sugar to our brown butters. Through our unique caramelization process, the milk solids toast and become naturally sweet, rich, and nutty. The deeply toasted brown speckles you see suspended in your jars are delicious milk solids which provide a lot of flavor in the brown butter.

What types of brown butter do you offer?

Original: Toasted & Complex – The original deeply toasted Brown Butter. Melt it on pancakes, brush it on grilled meats, and bake it into cookie dough.

Salted Honey: Toasted & Subtly Sweet – Deeply Toasted Brown Butter with Wildflower Honey and Sea Salt. Melt on pancakes, glaze on ham, and schmear on cornbread.

Black Truffle: Savory & Earthy – Deeply Toasted Brown Butter with Black Truffles. Sauté vegetables, glaze pasta, and schmear on sandwiches. 

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 ordinary butter or ghee.

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 an 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.

Why isn’t my brown butter spreadable?

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 take care to create that smooth, creamy texture like you tasted in the store, straight out of the jar.

Do you offer any other sizes from what's currently available online?

Yes, we offer larger options of our brown butter. Please email sales@blackandbolyard.com to inquire about pricing for foodservice.

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 out of their loft 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 else to enjoy. So we did just that.

How do you say Black & Bolyard?

It’s simple—“Black and Bowl-yard”. Our logo represents the first bowl we used to whip brown butter for 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, Pinterest, TikTok, and Twitter at: @blackandbolyard

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