Where can I find your butter near me?

Chef Shamy provides high quality, delicious gourmet butters that you can use in multiple recipes.

The best way to find out where we will be is to go to our store locator and type in your zip code or city.  The Red Hat logos on the map are Roadshows and the Yellow Garlic Butter logos are the retail stores in your area. Then you’ll be able to buy your favorite gourmet butter from your local grocer.

If you would like your local grocery retailer to get Chef Shamy Butters into your store, please print out and download our product request form, fill it out, and take it to your local grocery manager. Read More »

Are you in Wal-Mart?

We are in Wal-Mart!  We have our Parmesan Basil Garlic Butter and our Cinnamon Brown Sugar Honey Butter in select Wal-Marts around the country. If you can’t find them, please ask the store or dairy manager for the item numbers to see if they have any in the back.

Garlic Butter is item 555487626.

Cinnamon Honey Butter is item 555487627.

If they are not located at your Walmart, please print our product request form and fill it out and bring it to your local Walmart Manager.

Will you have a Sam’s Club Roadshow in my city soon?

To find out if we have any upcoming roadshows in your city, go to here and type in your city or zip code.  Click on any Red Hat icon and it will show you the roadshow dates.  You can narrow down your search by changing the “Within” drop down to your desired distance. We look forward to seeing your try our gourmet butters in person!

Why are your butters not always in Sam’s Club year-round?

Good news! We do have our gourmet butters in select Sam’s Clubs year-round. Look for them in a box cooler. If they are not currently at your local Sam’s Club, you as the customer can be a big help in letting their customer service know you would like our products to be carried there.  If enough people file requests, most stores are quite good at listening to their customers and will get them in.

We are also on Sam’s Club’s website full time and you can get cases of each flavor of our delicious gourmet butter here.

Also, you can request that your local Sam’s Club carry our product full time.  Fill out this form and take it to your Sam’s Club manager.

Why doesn’t my store carry your butter?

Unfortunately, it’s not up to us if a certain store carries our butters and frostings. If it were, we would be in all locations. Store chains have to approve our products for their store and then order it from us.  You as the customer can be a big help in letting your store’s manager know you would like our products to be carried there. If enough people request it, most stores will listen to their customers.

If you would like your local grocery retailer to get Chef Shamy Butters into your store, please print out and download this product request form, fill it out, and take it to your local grocery manager.

What’s the shelf-life of your butter?

Our testing on shelf life of Chef Shamy butter began several years ago when I left container of sealed garlic butter on my counter for 3 months and then sent it to the Food Sciences Division of Utah State University for testing. The butter tested good for 6 more months at that time. That is what gives rise to our 1 year shelf life (unopened) after manufacture. That said, here are the numbers and my suggestions:

  1. Good up to 2 years frozen (can be refrozen and re-refrigerated)
  2. Good up to 1 year unopened in your fridge
  3. Good up to 6 months after opening in your fridge if you use clean utensils
  4. Good up to several weeks after opening on your counter. The time it will remain usable on your counter depends on
    1. ambient temperature
    2. cleanliness of utensils
    3. type of butter (garlic does the best as it contains the following bacterial inhibitors: Salt, Pepper, Garlic(which has been acidified with vinegar)
    4. Lemon dill Sautee butter should be refrigerated after each use as it tends to go rancid after a few days on your counter.
  5. Our newest honey butter (Passion Fruit-Lilukoi) fits all of these parameters as Honey is a natural preservative
  6. Our European Style Whipped Butter will keep refrigerated and frozen as above but should remain refrigerated between uses as it won’t last more than a few days on a kitchen counter

The long and short of it is, if you are going to use it up (like I do) it is easier to use at room temperature. If you are going to have it around for 6 months I would definitely refrigerate between uses. That will give you a longer shelf life and a fresher taste. I have had Chef Shamy butter (honey and garlic) that stayed on my counter top for weeks at a time. But the quality and flavor (like any butter) degrades over time.

Can my butter sit on the counter or does it have to go in the fridge?

Our testing on shelf life of Chef Shamy butter began several years ago when I left a container of sealed garlic butter on my counter for 3 months and then sent it to the Food Sciences Division of Utah State University for testing. The butter tested good for 6 more months at that time. That is what gives rise to our 1 year shelf life (unopened) after manufacture. That said, here are the numbers and my suggestions:

  1. Good up to 2 years frozen (can be refrozen and re-refrigerated)
  2. Good up to 1 year unopened in your fridge
  3. Good up to 6 months after opening in your fridge if you use clean utensils
  4. Good up to several weeks after opening on your counter. The time it will remain usable on your counter depends on
    1. ambient temperature
    2. cleanliness of utensils
    3. type of butter (garlic does the best as it contains the following bacterial inhibitors: Salt, Pepper and Garlic (which has been acidified with vinegar)
    4. Lemon dill Sautee butter should be refrigerated after each use as it tends to go rancid after a few days on your counter.
  5. Our newest honey butter (Passion Fruit-Lilukoi) fits all of these parameters as Honey is a natural preservative
  6. Our European Style Whipped Butter will keep refrigerated and frozen as above but should remain refrigerated between uses as it won’t last more than a few days on a kitchen counter

The long and short of it is, if you are going to use it up (like I do) it is easier to use at room temperature. If you are going to have it around for 6 months I would definitely refrigerate between uses. That will give you a longer shelf life and a fresher taste. I have had Chef Shamy butter (honey and garlic) that stayed on my counter top for weeks at a time. But the quality and flavor (like any butter) degrades over time.

My butter seems too salty, is that normal?

The idea behind the salt (and added garlic) was to present a concentrated product that would require less fat to get the same taste. So our garlic and gourmet butters are designed to be more of a condiment, using just enough to create the right taste. I find that if you spread it on toast right out of the toaster the taste will be much stronger than if you spread it thin on your favorite bread and then broil it in the oven or if you mix it with mashed potatoes. Try different recipes with it and you will have a different experience with each one. For more ideas on recipes you can go here.

Do you have any recipes that use your butter?

We have recipe blog that is regularly updated! You a variety of recipes using our gourmet butters at Chef Shamy Kitchen.

My question is not listed here.

Please contact us using this form if you have any questions that are not listed here. You can also call our office during regular business hours at (801) 938-0909. We look forward to answering any questions you have about our gourmet butters.

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