Abernethy Butter

Proper butter takes time, skill and knowledge and that’s what Will and Allison Abernethy inherited from previous generations when they started making butter by hand in 2005. Now this traditionally hand crafted butter graces the tables of top restaurants and the shelves of high end shops all over the UK and Ireland.

In terms of flavour and creamy texture, this labour intensive product stands head and shoulders above commercial butter brands and they have multiple awards to prove it. That all-important cream comes from cows that graze on the lush green grass of the Lagan Valley. It is churned until it separates into butter and buttermilk and then washed by hand with cool, clear water to remove all traces of buttermilk.

Pure and additive free, a simple pinch of salt completes the process before it is patted into their distinctive rolls and hand-wrapped. Some is then used to make their award-winning Smoked butter, Dulse and Sea salt butter and butter fudge.

What They Do

Traditionally Churned Hand Crafted Salted Butter, Smoked Butter, Dulse and Seasalt Butter and Butter Fudge


2016 – Top 50 Foods – Smoked Butter; 2016 – 3 Gold Stars – Smoked Butter. Regional Finalist for Best Small Business and Best of British – Red Ribbon Awards 2016; Silver Award – Blas na hEireann 2015 – Smoked Butter.1 Gold Star – Dulse and Seasalt Butter – 20152 Gold Stars – Smoked Butter – 20141 Gold Star – Abernethy Butter – 20142 Gold Stars – Abernethy Butter – 20131 Gold Star – Abernethy Butter Fudge – 2011 and 2013Runner up in BBC Food and Farming Awards – Best Food Producer – 2014Only DEFRA Food Star from NI – 2015Runner up – Best British Food – Dairy Section – 2015

Where To Buy

Widely available from variety of Shops throughout UK and Ireland. See website for list of outlets. From online shop attached to website.


Abernethy Butter
66 Ballynahinch Road
County Down
BT25 2AL
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