Montane Grasslands Butter Co. is a grassland butter retailer in southern Alberta that received a gift from the local community in October 2016.
“It’s a real gift,” said Jim Rocha, co-founder and chief executive officer.
“People come out here, they come and they make it a special place.”
The butter company is one of the largest in the province and has been growing in popularity in recent years.
Its butter is used in many popular brands like Nutella, Oreos, and even ice cream, but Rochas also said the community was able to help support the business.
“We’ve been doing business for almost 10 years,” Rochad said.
“A lot of people don’t know that this butter company was in a pasture.”
In September, Rochs co-founders were in the midst of an extended trial of a new butter blend, which is being made at the company’s factory in southern Montrose.
The blend is a blend of grassland and prairie grasses.
“This is one blend that’s being tested and is very popular and has really become a brand,” Rachad said of the butter.
Rochadas brand is used as a flavor in Oreos and ice cream.
In the first trial, the butter was used as the base for Oreos.
But after the company had finished with its trials, Rachadas started receiving requests for other products, like milk.
“I can see it in the eyes of a customer,” Rchads said of customers who are drawn to his products.
“They’ve heard of our brand and what it means to them.”
But the butter company says it has also had customers who have had the butter taste similar to butter from other producers.
“The main thing with the butter from the other companies is that the butter that we have is not like any butter that is out there,” Ranchadas said.
The company has also been making butter for dairy and meat producers in the region.
“As far as our product is concerned, it’s not that different from any other butter that has been made,” Ruchas said.
Ruchadas butter is being used in some of the region’s biggest companies, including Oreos maker Mars and Chipotle Mexican Grill.
The product is also used in a number of popular brands, including Nectarines and Nutella.
“That’s a brand that’s been around for a long time,” Rachias co-owner said.
In a statement to CBC News, Mars said it is committed to supporting local farmers and ranchers and its products are not impacted by any policy or policy decisions that could affect its products.
Rachads owner said he is excited about the future of the company and the partnership with the community.
“Hopefully this is a long-term investment that we can continue to grow and be successful,” Richadas said, “and we can grow the business and help the people of Montrose and the region.”