Don’t underestimate savoury spreads – even butters are getting innovative these days, with flavours such as mala butter, kelp butter and truffle butter popping up. There’s even slow-cooked beef jam, which pairs splendidly with bread and pasta dishes.
Rising along with the trend in sourdough bread and other bakes is the seemingly basic but most decadent pleasure of all – savoury or umami spreads to slather and smear over your daily toast. What may literally be bread and butter issues for some, has become elevated in the hands of Michelin-starred restaurants, wholesome delis and chefs-turned-home-based-businesses.
Here, we recommend five places for umami butters and spreads that defy expectations and will leave you wanting more.