- Handcrafted | Small Family Dairy
- Produced in Driftless Region, WI by Nordic Creamery.
- 8 oz
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- Nordic Creamery
Garlic and Basil Butter is made from our outstanding Nordic Creamery organic butter with the addition of dried basil and garlic. Silver Medal winner at the 2017 US Championship Cheese Contest. This butter is a real treat for cooks short on time or fans of Italian bread. Just spread it on your bread, toast it a bit and it is ready for dinner in a jiff! Also try our Garlic and Basil Butter on your favorite pasta, like Orzo, to make a quick simple side dish.
Nordic Creamery’s all-natural organic butter is certified rBGH free, and is made using cow milk from Wisconsin cows raised on natural grasses and feeds.
A Family Farm
Award-winning Cheesemaker and Buttermaker Al Bekkum and his family live on the Bekkum Farmstead owned and operated by their family since immigration from Norway in 1917.
The farm is located among other Norwegian settlers in Westby, Wisconsin within Vernon County's lush, green hills and valleys known as the Coulee Region. This un-glaciated land is recognized for its fertile soil and exceptional grazing land making their cheese and butter second to none.
Bekkum family members are not only involved in daily farming but also in cheese making. We're family owned and operated and we think you'll love our cheese because our happy cows and goats produce some of the freshest milk in the area!
Award Winning Cheesemaker
Taking this rich milk product and making it into award-winning cheese is what 25-year veteran licensed cheese and butter maker Al Bekkum does at Nordic Creamery. Al Bekkum is a licensed Wisconsin butter maker and cheesemaker, crafting some of the finest, award-winning goat and cow's milk artisan cheese in Wisconsin.
Al has consistently received numerous gold and silver medals at national and international competitions including the American Cheese Society, U.S. Cheesemakers Association and World Cheese Awards. He has earned the reputation for creating the finest handcrafted cheeses in traditional Wisconsin-styles as well as award-winning butters.
Naturally Grown & Fresh
Nordic Creamery is making some of Wisconsin's finest gourmet, artisan cheese and butter. We don't mass produce our cheese; we make small handcrafted batches of our cheese in Southwestern Wisconsin's "Driftless" Coulee Region.
Our stock is grass feed in open pastures during the summer and feed a mostly grass hay diet during the winter. We don’t need to add chemicals to our cheese or butter, our secret ingredient is freshness!