Charlie's Butter began with Charlie's little boy, Chase. When Chase turned one, Charlie was excited to indulge him with a new world of flavors and yummy food. Wanting to offer Chase a special, yet relatively healthy treat, Charlie whipped up a small batch of grass-fed cinnamon butter and put it on warm toast. It was love at first bite! Chase began requesting “mommy’s special cinnamon butter” on toast daily – he just couldn’t get enough! Word got out amongst Charlie’s friends and family, and soon everyone tried and fell in love with Charlie’s cinnamon butter. Surely she was on to something amazing. After several years of hearing “why aren’t you selling this?!” and with lots of encouragement and a go-for-it attitude, Charlie finally decided to market her tasty creation. Charlie's Butter became real but only after countless hours in the test kitchen and lots of recipe experimenting until she got it just right. The original cinnamon butter recipe has since been expanded upon, and new, exciting recipes and savory flavors have been born. Charlie is proud to use only the finest ingredients and it is her sincerest wish to share her tasty vision with people everywhere. Once you try Charlie's, you'll taste just how amazingly delicious butter can be!
Q: What is grass-fed butter?
A: Grass-fed butter, also known as pasture butter, is made from the milk from cows that only feed on natural grass vice a grain-based diet. The milk of grass-fed cows is superior to that of grain fed cows because there is not the typically associated use of antibiotics and growth hormones.
Q: What are some of the health benefits of grass-fed butter?
A: Health benefits of grass-fed butter include:
A naturally occurring fatty acid called Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and a balance of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. Compared to regular butter, grass-fed butter has less Omega-6 and more Omega-3, which is important because most people are already eating way too many Omega-6 fatty acids in their daily diets.
Nutrient dense in vitamins such as A, D, E, K & K2. K2 is great for bone strength and is also beneficial in the bone development of children.
Q: Where does the butter of Charlie’s Butter come from?
A: Charlie’s Butter sources the butter from Spring Hill Dairy, a certified organic farm found in the hills of Petaluma in Sonoma County, CA. The Spring Hill Dairy herd of pasture-grazed cows produces the richest, highest butterfat milk, resulting in the creamiest and most delicious butter.
Q: Can I replace oil with butter in recipes when cooking?
A: Absolutely! Oil is 100% fat and butter is about 80% fat and 20% water. So for best results, add a little extra butter. This way you don’t lose the moisture you’re accustomed to when using vegetable oil. Just melt the butter or allow to sit until fully at room temperature and completely soft before you add it to your recipe.
Q: To where can orders be shipped?
A: We ship anywhere in the continental United States. We don't yet ship anywhere else, but check back periodically, as we are working to establish extended location shipping.
Q: How and how quickly is the butter shipped?
A: Here's the tricky part - and where we ask for and truly appreciate your patience. Due to the extremely perishable (and weather sensitive) nature of our products, we make each order as it is received. As such, Charlie needs approximately 5 business days to produce and process orders. The orders are then shipped in special packaging to keep the butter cool while in transit, and are delivered 2 days from the ship date. You will know when to expect your special delivery when you receive shipment confirmation and tracking information. Please reach out to us before or during ordering to let us know if you have a particular date by which your order is needed or any special requests, and we will do our absolute best to accommodate within reason.