Have you noticed the butter options in your dairy aisle expanding? A few short years ago you'd be hard-pressed to find anything but unsalted and salted butter. Perhaps it's a result of our changing relationship with fat (we're back to liking it, it seems), or maybe the demand for more flavor found its way to the ears of the dairy industry — either way, the contents of the butter section have expanded.
There are more options than ever, and most of those new arrivals seem to come with a continental accent. European butter is dominating the shelves. But what is it exactly, and how is it different from good ol' unsalted or sweet cream butter?