New Zealand has made great butter for decades, selling it to the rest of the world and developing a reputation for high-quality butter.
The best butters are honoured annually at the NZ Champions of Cheese awards.
Recent winners include:
The best butters in New Zealand
Champion Butter Award 2017
Unsalted Butter – NZMP Clandeboye
Champion Butter Award 2016
Westgold Unsalted Butter – Westland Milk Products
Champion Butter Award 2015
Lewis Road Creamery Premium Butter lightly salted – Lewis Road Creamery
Source: NZ Champions of Cheese Awards