Vologda Butter, A Special Version of Butter Only in Russia

You know about butter, right? In everyday life, we often use butter in the dishes we eat. Both the appetizers to the desserts. There are many dishes that use butter as one of the ingredients to make that dish.

There are several countries in the world that produce their own butter and export it to other countries. Each of this butter certainly has a characteristic as a symbol of the country that produces it. Also included in Russia.

Russians have their own butter. This butter is very popular there. Do you know about this butter? I think there are still those of you who don’t know about this Russian butter. For that, let’s look at Vologda butter, a special version of butter only in Russia.

Of course, we already feel familiar with butter. We almost always use it to add to dishes that we consume every day. Even there are various types of butter in each country. Every country that produces their own butter certainly has a characteristic of butter that comes from that country. The uniqueness will remind people about the country producing this type of butter.

As we know, there are many types of butter that exist in this world. Both that contain lots of fat to those that contain less fat. The type of butter that we can adjust to the needs of the ingredients in the dishes we make.

In Russia, there is butter that we can only easily find if it’s there. It is the butter very well-known and liked in Russia. Butter is called the Vologda butter. Do you already know about this type of Russian butter?

Perhaps the name of Vologda butter still be unfamiliar to most people. People certainly wonder and are curious about the difference between Vologda butter and other types of butter. In this article, I will discuss everything you should know about Vologda butter, a special version of butter only in Russia.

  • About Vologda Butter

Vologda butter is a type of butter which comes from Russia. This butter is also known by the name Vologodskoye Maslo and also Parisian butter. This butter is called Vologda butter because it is made from a region in Russia called Vologda. It is one of the most famous Russian food there.

Vologda butter has a soft texture. It has a sweet taste and tastes like peanut flavor in it. This butter is made by a special process with the right calculation to produce the best Vologda butter. Of course, Vologda butter will only be easy for you to find if you are in Russia.

  • History of Vologda Butter

The process for making Vologda butter was discovered by Nikolai Vasilievich Vereshchagin. He was inspired to make Vologda butter after tasting “Norman Butter” from a region called Normandy in France. He tasted Norman butter at the Paris Exhibition in 1867.

When he returned to Vologda, Vereshchagin began producing his own butter after finding out about the advantages of milk fat. He brought his creations to the Paris Exhibition in 1878 and won a gold medal. In the beginning Vologda butter labeled as Parisian butter. It is a famous and delicious food in the Russia and European regions.


Then a factory used to produce Vologda butter in large quantities was built in 1916. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the factory was managed by private parties in Vologda and Vologda butter became famous and produced more for export. Earlier this butter production was decreased when the factory was taken over the state.

  • Difference Between Vologda Butter and Other Butter

Of the many types of butter that exist in each country, of course, has a slight difference when compared with butter that is generally available. Including Vologda butter from Russia. This butter is labeled as the best butter there.

Vologda butter tends to have a sweet taste. When eaten, there will be after-taste like the taste of walnuts. This is what makes Vologda butter unique when compared to similar butter in other countries. Are you getting interested in trying to taste Vologda butter?

  • How To Determine The Good Quality Of Vologda Butter

There are many ways we can do to find out the quality of the Vologda butter that we buy. Here are some of them:

  1. Vologda butter which have high quality will not freeze. Even when you put it in the freezer. It would be better if you keep the Vologda butter at room temperature.

  2. Vologda butter which has a good oil is light yellow.
  3. Vologda butter has high fat content. That will make it taste a little different from regular butter.
  4. The original Vologda butter will allow you to continue to enjoy the taste of peanuts in it for up to 30 days after it is produced. More than that, the taste will slowly disappear.

And some other ways that you might find out more in detail if you invite your Russian relatives or relatives to choose Vologda butter for you.

  • Dishes Suitable with Vologda Butter

Vologda butter is a type of butter which is suitable for use in any dish. Especially if you use it as an ingredient to make some of your favorite Russian dishes. It is also very suitable when you add it to the sandwich, mashed potatoes, cereals and some other foods. Vologda butter will add a creamy taste to the dishes you will enjoy.

And maybe there are still some of all you need to know about Vologda butter that haven’t been listed above. I hope this article can really help you to find out all about Vologda butter, a special version of butter only in Russia. Isn’t Vologda butter the type of butter you should try?

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