Northern Ireland butter for Queen’s birthday treat

Dromona butter from Dale Farm in Northern Ireland has been selected for use by Scotland’s most awarded chocolatier, Iain Burnett to create ‘The Sandringham Velvet Truffle, to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday on Thursday.

Burnett is blending Northern Ireland’s leading butter along with other ingredients from around the UK to create the unique blackcurrant and cream truffles.

Dale Farm, part of Northern Ireland’s United Dairy Farmers’ co-operative, is the region’s biggest dairy business and a key exporter of butter, cheese and milk powders to around 50 countries.

The other ingredients are Scottish cream from a single Perthshire herd and Welsh wild flower honey. They will be used to create a truly unique dark chocolate combination.

“I’m honoured to develop these truffles from the Queen’s own blackcurrants,” said Mr Burnettt.

“They are exceptionally full bodied and tangy enough to balance well with fresh cream – even the truffle itself is a vibrant Royal purple.

“The Queen is already a fan of our chocolate dipped cherries and I hope these will also meet with regal approval.”