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Wisconsin Dairy News: The Butter Bar

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MADISON (WKOW)-- Larry's Market in Brown Deer has always championed Wisconsin cheese, but now the popular specialty store is highlighting the assets of Wisconsin butter by combining it with local ingredients for added flavor.

 Patty Peterson, of Larry's Market, says,"Wisconsin has got some fabulous butters right now, so we've found the base for it and now we can add different things to it. And it's fun because we can add a lot of Wisconsin products to it. The cheeses and we use New Glarus beer in some of ours, and other great products, so it's just kind of a great shoe-in."  Using Alcam's hand-rolled Wisconsin butter, Patty uses a mixer to soften it for the addition of flavored ingredients; such as Wisconsin Blue cheese, locally grown chives, and Neuske's bacon bits.

"We do about six to seven different flavors and we kind of rotate them in, we're looking at doing more, these are kind of our summer flavors and as we get into fall we'll do, you know there's some other ones like a cranberry one would be perfect an orange cranberry one for the fall, said Patterson."  Turns out the compound butter is becoming a hit!

"We do them at a farmer's market, we do the Fox Point farmers market, and people love them there, they've been working out real well in the store too, we're going to start instituting them in our catering as well, and then also in our cookout that we do every Friday! said Peterson.And a little bit of compound butter goes a long way!

 Peterson says,"Just a teeny bit will flavor it. Because there's a lot of flavor in that butter and I mean the butter is great to begin with, and then you add quality ingredients to it, you don't need a lot of it, and butter's better than anything else anyhow, so (Laughs) it's better for you!" Click here for more information on Larry's Market. 

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