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Despite many attempts to imitate its creamy taste, real high quality butter is still an essential part of the breakfast and tea table. And so is the right butter dish, as although the foil packaging ensures that the butter is transported safely, it is not suitable for serving. Replace it with a stylish butter dish from Villeroy & Boch and combine beauty and usefulness on the dining table. Before and after the meal, the cover protects the butter against any outside influences that could impair its taste, such as direct sunlight and heat. It also stops insects being attracted by the scent of the butter in summer.
In the old days, when butter was still sold loose, the design of the container was based solely on the rest of the tableware. Today it is tailored to the most common packaging size, so every butter dish is big enough for 250 grams of butter. Porcelain and glass are the most popular materials for these containers, and each material has its advantages. A porcelain cover does not allow any light in and small spots of butter do not matter. A glass dish does not hide the butter from your guests, so it can look more inviting. The most important thing is that the butter dish is in harmony with the rest of your table, which is why Villeroy & Boch gives you the option of matching the set to your favourite tableware.
The porcelain dishes from Villeroy & Boch are made from our own premium porcelain or refined premium bone porcelain. Both types are especially impact resistance and have strong rims, making the butter dishes suitable for everyday use. The porcelain does not react to changing temperatures, so you can put the butter dishes in the fridge and in the dishwasher without a care. The lovingly-designed décors that embellish the radiant white premium porcelain of some collections are sealed under a lead-free glaze, so that they retain their shine and bright colours even after intensive use.
Everyone has had the frustrating experience in the morning: the butter is still cold and can only be spread in spots, or tears the bread. But the problem is easy to solve. Make sure that your guests always have spreadable butter at breakfast time by placing the butter dish on the table the previous evening and save yourself the first step of laying the table the next day. Perhaps you would prefer another ten minutes in bed in the morning? Then do not stop at the butter dish – lay the entire table with the comprehensive breakfast tableware from Villeroy & Boch and get the day off to the perfect start.