Made fresh daily by the Patry family in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Kate’s Homemade Butter is fresh, creamy and delicious.
Not all butter is created equal. Kate’s Butter is made the old-fashioned way, churned slowly in small batches, and never frozen. It starts with fresh cream gathered from New England dairy farms that pledge not to use artificial growth hormones, and never has artificial colors, preservatives or other additives. The final result is the creamy, delicate texture and delicious homemade taste of Kate’s Homemade Butter.
The Patry family’s dairy heritage dates back four generations, to the early 1900s in Minot, Maine. Alphonse Hemond, produced milk, cream and butter on his dairy farm and passed the tradition on to his son, Roland. Kate’s founder and president, Daniel Patry, learned to make butter with his Uncle Roland at the age of 13.
Daniel spent many hours with Roland, patiently learning about taste and texture, patience and preparation. Using old wooden churns, he learned firsthand how the slow-churn process is essential to producing a creamy, delicious butter. He also learned that butter should be made with only the freshest cream — and nothing else. Patient, careful attention to the butter-making process, together with a commitment to using all-natural ingredients, remain the foundation of the Patry family philosophy today.
Daniel produced his delicious sweet cream butter for family and friends for many years. He finally decided to introduce it to the market in 1981. His son Lucas joined the company in 2005. The slow-churn process, one batch at a time, is still used today at Kate’s modern facility in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
That same care is taken in making Kate’s rich, creamy buttermilk. This pure buttermilk is also made the old-fashioned way, from the liquid that remains after making Kate’s Homemade Butter, with no added cultures or other thickening agents.
The result is Kate’s wholesome buttermilk. Enjoy it on its own, or use it to enrich your favorite recipes such as pancakes, biscuits or cakes.
Roche Bros. loves bringing the Patry family’s delicious products to your family. You can find Kate’s Homemade Butter and Buttermilk in Roche Bros.’ dairy aisle.