Valio butter
for better baked goods

Why use butter in baking?

Butter can be used in many different ways. With it, basic dough is easier to shape and when used in biscuits and cake batters it builds a nice spongy or crusty texture. It makes shaping a wheat dough easier by lubricating the gluten network. In coffeecakes and cookies butter guarantees a crispy and fluffy texture. When used with croissants and doughs for puff pastry, it gives the delicacies a flakey texture. When used in a proper way, butter offers plenty of genuine taste and delicious experiences.


Only the best butter is good enough!

”As one of the judges in the television show The Great Bake Off: Finland, I have seen how home bakers appreciate the taste and other qualities of butter. There is a huge consumer segment that is not willing to settle for second-best when buying baked goods.”

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Bakery trends in spotlight

”The Europain 2020 offered an exciting look at bakery trends and proved to be a great source for ideas on everything related to baking. Things that seemed to catch my eye most often were snacks, fresh products as well as new styles of presentation and decoration.”

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Butter in bakery

Butter is a natural product that is used in pastries in may different ways. Butter affects the texture of foods and the fluffiness and crispiness of pastries when it is creamed. Above all, butter makes food delicious.

The best recipes with butter

We have put together a selection of the finest and tastiest butter recipes for bakery. Download your book and enjoy the taste.


Valio butter

Valio butter enjoys a long tradition of purity and natural taste, as well as a widespread reputation for quality and freshness. Valio’s unsalted butter won Best of Class at the World Championship Cheese Contest 2018 in Wisconsin, USA. Find our butter products and more information.

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Consumers demand naturally produced and nutritious bakery products that still taste delicious. At the same time, the health and wellness trend and sugar taxes challenge the food industry to reduce sugar, sodium and fat. We have solutions for bakery industry that can help create just what the consumers want.

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Valio butter for better baked goods

Valio produces high-quality Finnish butter for bakery industry professionals who appreciate its plasticity, consistency and superior taste.

Valio’s high quality Finnish butter – including our lactose free variety – is clearly appreciated worldwide by baking industry professionals who appreciate its plasticity, consistency and superior taste. The key ingredient of Valio butter is always fresh Finnish cream. Valio butter is also a 100-percent natural product with no additives.

One of the most important criteria for our bakery customers is consistent quality: our Northern climate, pure environment and word-class expertise combine to deliver the best butter in the world throughout the year. It is especially well suited for laminated dough and leafy end products such as puff pastry and croissants, and has a reputation for enhancing the appearance and taste of baked goods the world over.

Consumers are increasingly searching for products with natural quality, provenance and real values. Valio butter is steeped in history, tradition and heritage, which answer the needs of those looking for an authentic moment of indulgence

ABC of using butter

  • Butter is used in baking due to the good qualities and inimitable taste it gives pastries.
  • Butter lubricates the gluten network in doughs, making it more elastic for easier shaping.
  • Butter gives products their typical texture: flakiness in products that are rolled, crispyness & fluffyness in products that are frothed.
  • The temperature of the butter is important. Butter needs to be tempered to the correct temperature for different types of products.

Valio butter places ‘Best of Class’ in world championship contest

Valio’s unsalted butter won Best of Class at the World Championship Cheese Contest 2018 in Wisconsin, USA, on March 8. There were 30 leading butter brands from around the world participating in the unsalted butter class. Butter is one of Valio’s most important export products and a premium product enjoyed around the world: Valio butter is exported to more than 30 countries and is a product favoured by French bakeries, among others.

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Whether lactose intolerant or just looking for digestive wellness, people all over the world want to eat natural and delicious foods that don’t cause digestive symptoms. With Valio lactose free solutions, you can expand your product range by adding functional lactose free products that taste just as good or better than regular products.

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