Real Butter Brands – A Big List of Brands

brands of real butter

As with many things in life, there is nothing better than the real thing. This includes butter. We have compiled a list of real butter brands because we know how hard it is to determine what is real and what is imitation butter when you go shopping. Additionally, we hope that this list helps you discover some new real butter brands that you might be able to try. Our real butter brands list includes products that have simple ingredients of cream/milk and potentially salt. Real butter only requires these basic ingredients.  Nothing more.

Note that our list does not include light butter. While “light butter” is technically labelled as being butter, it has a lot of other ingredients beyond just cream/milk and salt. To us, this just isn’t real butter.

Additionally, there are butter spreads that are a mix between butter and oils (olive, canola) that we did not include. While some of these spreads have the base ingredients of real butter, the addition of oils and sometimes other ingredients disqualifies them from being considered in our real butter brands list.

Lastly, margarine and similar spreads are not considered real butter and have been eliminated from consideration. In short, margarine is made of mostly hydrogenated vegetable oils. We’ll save the butter vs. margarine debate for another day.

Real Butter Brands

*All types of real butter are sticks unless noted. Whipped butter is in a container.
Real Butter Brands & ProductsTypes Available
AnchorSalted, Unsalted
Animal Farm
Berkley FarmsSalted, Unsalted
Breakstone'sSalted, Unsalted
CabotSalted, Unsalted, Whipped Salted
Celles Sur Belle
Challenge DairySalted, Unsalted, European Salted, European Unsalted, Whipped Salted, Whipped Unsalted
Clover Stornetta FarmsSalted, Unsalted
Crystal FarmsSalted Sweet Cream, Unsalted Sweet Cream
Danish CreamerySalted
DarigoldSalted, Unsalted
FinlandiaSalted, Unsalted
Fond O Foods Allgau German ButterUnsalted
HilandSalted, Unsalted
Horizon OrganicSalted, Unsalted
Humbolt OrganicSalted, Unsalted
Kalona Super NaturalSalted, Unsalted
Kate's Homemade ButterSalted, Unsalted. Sticks & Tubs Available
Keller'sSalted, Unsalted, Salted Whipped
KerrygoldSalted, Unsalted, Naturally Softer Irish Unsalted Butter Tub, Reduced Fat Irish Salted Butter Tub.
Land O LakesSalted, Unsalted, European Salted, European Unsalted, Salted Whipped, Unsalted Whipped
Meyenberg Goat MilkSalted European
Prairie FarmsSalted, Unsalted
PresidentUnsalted, Salted, Sea Salt
Straus Family Creamery OrganicEuropean Salted, European Unsalted
TillamookSalted, Unsalted
LurpakSalted, Unsalted
Organic ValleyCultured Butter, Salted, European Unsalted, Pasture
PastureLandSea Salt, Unsalted
PlugraSalted Tub, European Salted, European Unsalted
Smjor Icelandic ButterSalted, Unsalted
Umpqua DairySweet Cream Salted, Unsalted Sweet Cream,
Vermont CreamerySalted European, Unsalted European
Wild Harvest (Organic)Salted, Unsalted