BuckyTom, agreed re Lurpak...it is wonderful. Got to know it well when I lived in Italy and I was SO happy to see it on our supermarket shelves here in lil' ole' New Zealand. We had come of age as far as I was concerned!!
We do have superb butter here in NZ ( and the world's best cream...promise!) that is bright yellow from all the lovely grass we have, and sooooo tasty. Mostly salted tho'.
There is something sexy about Lurpaks paleness. I dunno. And the taste sure is too!
Urmaniac, I agree also about Italian butter in the Alps. In Valdisotto ( SO) my family had cows so butter and cheese were always being made. Exceptional stuff.
And boy do I miss Bitto cheese.