Quick: what’s aged, fatty, named Demi and likes crunchy youthful things?
No folks, it’s not Ms. Moore! (Hi Ashton Kutcher).
It’s demi sel beurre, also known as the French gift to butter lovers.
Why settle for salted butter when you can have demi sel- not just for cooking but for EATING! Yes, salted butter with the salt seamlessly mixed in! I grew up a deprived child of sweet butter, so this is a revelation.
Demi sel beurre, according to the Beurre wikipedia, contains 0.5 to 3 percent salt- unlike salted, which is a full 5 percent salt. Whew!
Président is a beloved and respected cheese company that does a mean butter, too.
Président Demi Sel Beurre
Salt Factor: Less salty than Le Marin, which is after all named for the sea. This is just enough salt for a toothsome zing, but it’s not the main flavor.
Sweet Factor: The main flavor here is the sweet fatty butter, which is yellow and lovely and appropriate for sweet baked goods and toast, not just baguettes.
Savor Factor: The salt isn’t overwhelming, so the sweet grassy Frenchness of the butter here shines through. French cows are happy cows.
Texture: Smooth and spreadable, and it doesn’t get melty when softened. A firm and thick texture. A lovely pale yellow color, it truly complements bread.
Bonus: The package, in inimitable French fashion, says “bread and butter are part of a recommended breakfast!”