Irish butter now sold in Wisconsin

Fans of Irish butter will now be able to buy the previously banned product in the Badger State.

Starting Friday, Woodmans Markets will be selling a branded Irish butter in their Wisconsin stores.

“We’re excited to once again be able to get our product on the shelves in the Badger State,” said Steve Knaus, managing partner of Old World Creamery. “Irish butter has a higher butterfat content than the average American butter, which translates into a richer, creamier texture for the butter.”  

Irish butter was previously not allowed in Wisconsin because a state law requires butter sold in the state to be graded to Wisconsin butter standards.

So Old World Creamery in Sheboygan began importing it from Ireland, which it then processes, grades, and packages it on site to be sold here at home.

“Old World Creamery has five Wisconsin state-licensed butter graders on staff to make sure the butter meets Wisconsin’s butter standards,” Knaus added. 

Old World Creamery's Pure Irish Butter will be available salted and unsalted in 8 oz. and 16 oz. packages. The 8 oz. package will be sold for $2.89, with the 16 oz. package selling at $5.49.


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