Frequently Asked Questions

Crafted over generations.

Where does Westgold butter come from?

Westgold is a 100% New Zealand product. Milk is supplied from West Coast and some Canterbury farms in the South Island of New Zealand

What is in Westgold butter?

Westgold Salted Butter is made from fresh cream, water and salt - that’s all. There are no added preservatives, no added colours and no added oils.

How is Westgold made?

Westgold is made using the Fritz/churning process. It is a simple traditional process that does not include any preservatives, colours or added oils.

Is Westgold able to be frozen?

Yes, butter can be frozen for up to 6 months.

Where can I buy Westgold Butter in New Zealand?

Westgold Butter is available nationwide at Countdown and Fresh Choice supermarkets, at all New World North Island and South Island stores.

Is Westgold butter from grass fed cows?

The cows live on farms which operate on a pastoral (grass-fed) basis. The New Zealand dairy herd is predominantly a grass-fed herd, but availability of fresh green grass will vary throughout spring, summer and autumn. Farmers may choose to supplement with dried or semi-dried forms of grass (hay, silage) or other options such as grains.

How can I be sure of Westgold’s quality?

Westgold Butter is produced under strict process and hygiene conditions. Westgold Butter is produced under conditions conforming to FSSC 22000 quality standards. Stringent quality control procedures are enforced during the manufacture of this product. The manufacturing environment is subject to regular monitoring and control. Final product is sampled and tested for chemical, sensory and microbial parameters using internationally recognised procedures in an ISO 17025 certified laboratory. During storage and shipment, precautions are taken to ensure that product quality is maintained.

Should I store Westgold in the fridge or cupboard?

Westgold butter is best kept in the refrigerator stored below 6°c

When would I use salted/unsalted butter?

Salted butter is great for table butter use and in general cooking. Unsalted butter is mainly used for baking purposes.