The labeling gets me, since butter oil is often a reference to ghee, but Delavignes’ dairy-free butter oil is all olive with just a touch of vegan butter essence. Nothing more.
Housed in attractive slender bottles, the Delavignes dairy-free butter oil arrived at my home somewhat cool and solidified. Not great for pouring, but a neat feature for behaving like a butter alternative – simply let sit at room temperature to liquefy, pour some into a bowl and chill to set up! But here is what this simple olive oil looks like at room temperature.
Delavignes dairy-free butter oil does indeed have a warm, underlying buttery flavor that even permeates the rich mouth feel. Overall, it has a nice well-rounded yet poignant taste, due to the lightly grassy undertones of the olive oil itself. Because it is a “regular” refined olive oil, rather than extra-virgin, it is suitable for sauteing, baking and even roasting. We used it to make roasted creamy yellow potatoes, and had no issues with smoke point – in fact, the resultant wedges were tender and positively delicious. It also added a nice compliment, as a straight drizzle, to some flavorful dairy-free ravioli we were sampling.
Certifications: Delavignes Dairy-Free Butter Oil is Certified Kosher Pareve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Delavignes Dairy-Free Butter Oil appear to be dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian (I was unable to verify ingredients for all online). Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Olive Oil Factory website at www.greatoil.com.