A POSH British butter has been named one of the best foods in the world – but buyers of a pot for about £ 100 want to spread it very finely.
Funny No. 55 Lobster and Curb Butter won a maximum of three stars at this year’s Great Taste Awards.
Flavored with caviar, lemons and fennel, this sublime butter is made by a family business in Richmond, West London.
The £ 95 price includes a limited edition butter dish, which is handmade in Italy.
The company’s founder, Chris Mayer, said: “Great taste awards are like the Oscars of food.
“Since we have won three stars, we will be ready for the Gold Fork Awards which will be held in a few weeks, so the fingers crossed.
“It’s ridiculous by name and by nature, because we left no stone unturned on the ingredients.
“It’s like our own Wonka range.”
The Guild of Fine Foods, which hosts most of the decision at its Dorset headquarters, had 14,113 entries from 108 countries.
About 350 experts, including chefs and critics, blindly taste each product.
One judge said: “You can say that butter is good when you want to sit there and eat only a tablespoon of it without any bread or biscuits.”