ABOUT LOFTY BUTTER COMPANY
Chad and Marie Miller have a passion for delicious, locally produced food. So it's no surprise that when they recognized that there was a gap in their local (farmers') market, they took the steps to remedy it.
The result is delightfully tangy and silky smooth cultured butter. Featuring limited-time flavours that are created using high-quality ingredients, many sourced locally from the bounty that the region has to offer, they are excited to offer their products to the Northumberland / Peterborough communities and beyond.
Their cultured butter gets its tangy taste and depth of flavour from the amount of time it takes to prepare the cream for churning. Each batch is created using cream that has had a mixture of four live cultures added to it and is left to ripen for up to 5 days. The cream is then churned into butter in small 3-litre batches, and once the milk solids separate from the delightful buttermilk, it is hand-kneaded, hand-flavoured, and hand-packed, with love.
Lofty Butter provides you with a taste experience that no supermarket butter ever could. If you thought you loved butter before, boy are you in for a treat! And if you’ve ever traveled in Europe and fallen in love with the unique flavour of their butter, then this will take you right back there.
Lofty Butter began almost serendipitously. It was a marvelous combination of so many things that just seemed to come together at once into something incredible.
Chad and I both love food and have spent more hours than we would like to admit watching the Food Network and cooking shows. Chad's always had dreams of publishing a cookbook, I've always had dreams of being paid to eat.
While on maternity leave, I happened to mention during an afternoon drive in the hills of Northumberland County that I wanted to learn how to make butter.
This isn't new for me - many years previous I had a dream of becoming a chocolatier. I loved experimenting with truffle recipes (like Lemon Vodka White Chocolate truffles for the 2014 Sochi Olympics). But an apprenticeship in France wasn't in the cards and bills had to be paid.
A few years later, there was a fleeting moment that I thought maybe I could be a cheesemonger. After some quick research into the requirements and legislation surrounding the industry, that idea went kaput.
So, a few days after mentioning this latest foodie-dream, a book arrived on the doorstep. It was all about making butter at home.
With lots of research, the grace of having recent changes to legislation to allow artisan dairy makers in Ontario, and a mock-up logo, Lofty Butter Company was born.
What was meant to be a farmers' market only business quickly made the pivot to online sales when our debut weekend at a local Maple Fest was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Now, we're churning up batches every week and selling out fast. You can find us and our products at our store, Lofty Kitchen Market & Cafe, in Colborne, ON.