Delicious black garlic butter from Abernethy Butter

Food NI member Abernethy Butter is launching a delicious new taste in a unique and handcrafted black garlic butter.

The family-owned and managed business, which is based at Dromara in Co Down, has already won acclaim for the new premium butter from celebrity chefs in Britain especially Nigella Lawson.

The new black garlic butter is handmade and hand rolled by master butter maker Will Abernethy, who runs the business with wife Allison, and is a deliciously different response to requests from chefs in particular for a garlic butter in addition to the three butters already in the company’s multi-award winning portfolio.

“While chefs and other customers have been asking us about a garlic butter for some time, we wanted to produce a completely different, richer and deeper flavour. So, we took expert advice and came up with the idea of fermenting garlic for a much more original and stunning flavour.

“While there are other garlic butters, our black garlic is really quite different especially where it counts most – outstanding taste,” says Allison Abernethy.

“As a result, our black garlic butter is both highly innovative and a great tasting product for spreading or as an ingredient for a range of dishes. We’ve taste tested it among chefs and other foodies and been immensely encouraged by the universally positive feedback.

“We believe that we’ve come up with another original and winning taste,” she adds.

The new black garlic butter joins a portfolio of three products which have won widespread acclaim for their flavours especially from leading chefs in Britain and the Republic of Ireland.  It has already been shortlisted in the prestigious Delicious magazine’s annual Food Producer Awards.

As well as Nigella Lawson, other renowned chefs using Abernethy Butter products include Heston Blumenthal, Marcus Wareing and Andy McFadden.

The other butters, which have won UK Great Taste Awards, are all handmade and hand rolled and are: an original; a smoked; and a distinctively Irish seaweed and sea salt.

The company’s seaweed butter, furthermore, was recently used by top chef Clare Smyth in a dish prepared for a wedding meal for Prince Harry, Duke and the Duchess of Sussex.

Abernethy Butter sources fresh milk daily for its butter from a grass-fed herd on a dairy farm close to the creamery.  In addition, to its acclaimed butters, Abernethy produces an award winning butter fudge.