Cumbria’s Winter Tarn Dairy is expanding its offering with the introduction of salted and unsalted butter sheets.

The sheets have been created with the needs of pastry professionals, chefs and commercial bakers in mind.

The Kendal-based dairy ensures careful sourcing of cream from grass-fed cows, found on small family farms across northern England, to create the butter sheets.

This results in a fat content of 86 per cent and 87 per cent for unsalted and salted butter sheets respectively, optimal for baking.

Each 1kg butter sheet is individually wrapped in foil, maintaining consistency for a robust flavour and texture.

This addition complements an existing line of dairy products comprised of butter portions, butter rolls, and various catering butter packs.

The company has invested £10,000 in top-of-the-line equipment to manufacture these butter sheets.

The modern machinery acquires, cuts, and packages the hand-churned butter via a delicate temperature-regulated process, enabling an output rate of up to 100 sheets per hour.

The introduction of the butter sheets has allowed Winter Tarn to engage with a new market sector, leading to the hiring of another full-time team member and taking their production team up to five employees.

Each unsalted butter sheet has a shelf-life of three weeks, with salted butter sheets having a shelf-life of six weeks after production.

Winter Tarn’s Harry Jackson said: “Our butter sheets have been created with ease of use in mind.

"They’re specifically designed to help bakers, chefs and pastry professionals create large batches, without having to compromise on flavour, which is exactly what they need to be able to produce quality and consistency with every single batch they bake, ultimately helping these busy professionals save both time and money, whilst achieving the perfect outcome each and every time.’’

These sheets are available for direct sale to traders at a listed price of £9.75 per sheet, or £97.50 for a box containing ten 1kg sheets, with free UK delivery.

The company also accommodates bulk orders via selected wholesalers in the UK.

Interested businesses can procure the butter sheets by visiting the Winter Tarn Dairy website.