I really, really like Pepe Saya butter.
Once every couple of months, we make the short trek to their Tempe factory to stock up on supplies…
On our last visit, I had a conversation with Pierre Issa (Pepe). We both agreed that ten years ago a company such as theirs would have struggled – back then, folks were more dollar driven in their purchasing, and a butter specialist who sold his wares for more than double the supermarket price might not have survived.
Yet in 2013, not only are they surviving, but the Pepe Saya company is thriving. And for good reason too – their products are sublime.
We buy our eating butter from them, and it’s quite expensive – $7.50 per 225g (factory price). But it ticks all the right boxes for us – it’s made here in Sydney from grassfed Australian jersey cream, and seasoned with a mix of Olsson’s Kiln Dried and Murray River Pink salts (both Australian). Unlike some commercial butters, it doesn’t have water added to pad it out. It’s produced in small batches, with great care, and is so flavoursome that a little goes a long way – a single wheel will often last us several weeks.
Needless to say, we’re not buying Pepe Saya butter for baking or cooking, but I don’t think that’s what it’s made for. It’s the perfect accompaniment to my sourdough loaves, and a product that I’m extremely happy to be feeding my sons.
Every time we visit the factory, we find that they’ve expanded their range just a little bit. This week, we brought home a tub of their fabulous Creme Fraiche ($12/litre) – a very thick and rich sour cream from which the butter is churned…
Inspired by Lizzy’s post, we also bought a jar of the new Pepe Saya ghee ($10/jar)…
It’s golden and crumbly and smells amazing…
We don’t have any affiliation with the Pepe Saya company, but we are huge fans of both their products and their high quality approach. If you’re an Aussie, and particularly if you’re a Sydneysider, I’d urge you to seek out their products and try them for yourself. If we want to keep small companies like this in business, it’s important that we support them!
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Factory: Unit 4, 3 Wood Street, Tempe NSW 2044
Phone: +61 2 9559 1113
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org