Stanley Tucci Loves This Butter Brand So Much He Keeps ‘Vats’ of It

And it's already in our fridge.

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Dotdash Meredith / Janet Maples

We think by now, most people agree that Stanley Tucci can do no wrong in the kitchen. When the Tucc says he’s eating pasta for breakfast and suggests pairing grilled cheese with pea soup instead of tomato, you bet your bottom dollar we’re recreating his “breakfast” pasta casserole and whipping up some pea soup immediately.

We’ll be honest, the Emmy Award-winning actor has yet to steer us wrong—even when it comes to his own cookware line. So, we were extra pleased to learn that Tucci’s preferred butter brand is the one that’s currently in our fridge.

Most of us are probably used to the “Searching for Italy” host cooking with olive oil, as that’s the go-to fat for many Italian recipes. And since Tucci grew up on his mom’s chicken cacciatore and ragù, there was likely a lot of olive oil involved.

However, some of Tucci’s favorite recipes, like his pastina classica and 20-minute bolognese, require butter instead of olive oil.

Stanley Tucci's Favorite Butter Brand

When that’s the case, Tucci trades in his Italian olive oil for a beloved butter hailing from Ireland.

That’s right, much like us, Stanley Tucci loves Kerrygold Irish Butter. Honestly, between the Allrecipes Allstars, Martha Stewart, and now Tucci, who doesn’t love that golden butter from the hills of Ireland?

“We love Kerrygold—we have vats of it in our house,” Tucci told “The Irish Times” in a 2023 interview.

And that’s not the only time he’s professed his love for the rich butter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tucci made sure he was stocked up for those days of quarantine cooking.

“If there is no Kerrygold butter left in the United Kingdom, it’s because it’s either in our freezer or we ate it. All of it. Probably without even spreading it on anything,” he wrote in the “Atlantic.”

We get it, Kerrygold’s butter is one of those things we buy in bulk from Costco or Sam’s Club every month, too.

Surely, by now you know what sets Kerrygold apart from regular American butter. But if you still haven’t jumped on the Irish butter train yet, let us enlighten you.

What Makes Kerrygold Butter So Good

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Allrecipes / Photo by Fred Hardy / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop and Product Styling by Katherine Tucker

Irish butters, and all European butters for that matter, have different requirements than butters made in the U.S. By law, all European butter must have at least an 82% butterfat content, while U.S. butter only needs 80% butterfat.

It’s only 2%, but that small percentage gives Irish butter its delicious, rich taste and creamy, spreadable texture because the butter is churned just a bit longer than in the U.S.

Additionally, Kerrygold specifically prides itself on making butter from grass-fed cows. Ireland’s rainy climate gives the grass a sweeter, richer taste, which Kerrygold says produces the “highest quality milk”—and gives its butter that signature golden color.

Kerrygold butter is great for everything from baking—especially when you want a rich, butter flavor in pie crusts or biscuits—to eating on toast. But, we agree with Tucci, it’s so good we’d eat it out of the vat, too.

Read the original article on All Recipes.