Stopped by Vella Cheese in Sonoma and noticed quite a few locals were buying the butter. I asked about it, and was told Its only Bear Flag Butter.
I bought some and it is now my favorite butter. The sticks dont come in regular sizes. The pieces are cut irregularly. It says lightly salted, but I find probably one of the saltier butters. There is a fresh creaminess to it.
I dont use butter much and when I do I buy it directly from the vendor. So, unless Im desperate, I buy Strauss Butter on Saturday at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This way I can be assured that there wasnt any mishandling during the shipping process.
Until recently the unsalted Strauss was my favorite local butter. I will actually drive up to Sonoma to buy this butter the next time I need some. Three sticks of Strauss are still in the freezer from Christmas. The Bear Flag stick went in a week.
Is there any other local butter besides Strauss and Bear Flag?