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Old Jan 11, 19, 12:08 pm
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Guernsey butter

Last October we flew BA to Costa Rica in J. A small individual pat of Guernsey butter was offered with the meal. Can anyone tell me the name of the dairy please ?
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Old Jan 11, 19, 12:15 pm
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And here’s me thinking this thread was either about a brewed beverage or someone from Guernsey who had an axe to grind about Uncle T (if I may use that moniker).

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Old Jan 11, 19, 12:15 pm
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Ah, butter not bitter. Puts it in a whole different perspective...
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Old Jan 11, 19, 12:19 pm
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Guernsey doesn't sound right to me, was it actually Gloucestershire? This is the Gatwick butter at the moment, from Netherend Farm, and indeed was the butter used in October:

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Old Jan 11, 19, 12:24 pm
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Sorry, tried to change the word 'bitter' to 'butter' but no luck. Pretty sure it was Guernsey, though but am willing to be proven wrong.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 12:50 pm
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There is Jersey Butter, and there is ‘other butter’.
I doubt BA would pay for the real thing!

And Jersey Milk (full cream, of course) is exported in large volumes to China. And Harrods.
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For a second I was slightly worried Tribute Ale was being replaced!
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Old Jan 11, 19, 2:48 pm
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There was me getting excited
Guernsey butter is probably the richest and yellowist in the world
Never seen sachets of it on BA though!
But would be an idea

Serve it with Guernsey Gache
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Old Jan 12, 19, 12:47 am
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Did it look like either of these?

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Old Jan 12, 19, 5:01 am
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You can openly buy Guernsey butter in Waitrose.

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/produc...4195-1715-1716
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Old Jan 12, 19, 7:19 am
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Originally Posted by allturnleft View Post

Guernsey butter is probably the richest and yellowist in the world


Indeed...happy cows and good grass.

The gache gets the thumbs up as well.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 7:34 am
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Nothing like those two. More like the Netherend Farm one. Perhaps I should have put my spec's on.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 8:16 am
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Guernsey is famous for its milk and butter, you can get their butter from the departure Lounge at Guernsey airport, if you want to bring some home.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by icegirl View Post
You can openly buy Guernsey butter in Waitrose.

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/produc...4195-1715-1716
Openly? *faints*
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Old Jan 12, 19, 12:44 pm
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As a Jersey born person I would have to say that Guernsey butter is probably more creamy than Jersey butter.

The Jersey cow is probably more well-known than the Guernsey cow and has it's been exported more widely.

To quote the islandwiki

"From 1763, when the States of Jersey first prohibited the importation of any cattle, until 2008 when they finally bowed to pressure from the few remaining breeders to allow cattle semen to be brought in, the famous Jersey breed remained 100 per cent pure in its native island."

And still is in my opinion.

It would probably not be surprising to learn that the import ban was actually in place to prevent the disease that cattle, mainly French cows brought, in a bid to make use of tax advantages afforded to exporters of cows to the United Kingdom via Jersey.

Anyway back to the relevance to BA and this forum. I think that I remember Jersey dairy products being a feature of British Airways menus and drinks offerings in the past so I would not be at all adverse to seeing Guernsey dairy products being available on BA flights despite my natural tendency to inter island rivalry.
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