Isigny butter has been produced in Isigny-sur-Mer, a small seaside village in Normandy. The terroir is advantageous; the climate is mild, and the fields are near salt marshes, so the grass that the cattle graze is enriched with iodine and other minerals.
Such favorable conditions help produce one of the best butters in the world. Normand butters are prized by gourmands due to their texture, flavor, and high fat content. We love spreading a pat of Isigny butter on a fresh piece of French bread and savoring the sweet, nutty taste of the butter.
Isigny butter is found in high-end grocers such as Whole Foods, and can be purchased online through suppliers such as iGourmet.
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