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How Long Will Butter Keep?
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Monica Duncan    Posted 07-21-2001 at 07:59:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Now that I am finally successfully making butter every second day of milking, I am starting to put a little away in the freezer for the days I don't feel like making butter. If I don't put it in the freezer, how long will it last in the fridge? Can I keep it out at all to have it more spreadable? (like in a cupboard?) The butter is made from unpasteurized cream and I don't salt it because we are used to unsalted butter.

ho ho ho    Posted 06-15-2008 at 19:57:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
it will keep 15 decades go on wikipedia

jim    Posted 06-26-2006 at 19:51:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
one million years. jackass.

tomatolord    Posted 07-23-2001 at 12:39:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you salt the butter it will not go rancid even if you leave it on the counter for a few days.

IHank    Posted 07-23-2001 at 12:59:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Monica- Like Tomato Lord sez, salt is a preservative. So, figger that angle for how it works for you.

Another trick is to estimate how much will be needed and put that quantity out the nite before. Do it on a daily basis. Very important is to do so in a covered butter dish, or a tub with a lid, so insects and airborne organisms don't get into it.

Remember- Food stuff left sitting out at room temperature is a disaster lurking in your kitchen! Eat well and eat safely, IHank

Arlene    Posted 07-17-2002 at 19:47:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have 3 friends who never refrigerate their butter(&neither did their mothers & grandmothers). How come it doesn't go bad?

TomH    Posted 07-21-2001 at 17:35:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I can't ever remember butter going bad in the fridge. How long it lasts a room temperature I don't know, would start to go rancid and smell bad eventually. Depends on how warm it is, and I have to believe unpasturized would not last as long.

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