Butter is one magical dairy product. It can be used to bake, cook, fry, and to make sauces whether it be early in the morning for breakfast or for lunch and dinner. It is an essential ingredient for those who love to cook, because it brings flavor and texture to meals. Besides being used for various cooking methods, butter is also used as a spread and condiment. The product is made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk until it becomes hard. Most frequently made from cows' milk, it can also come from other mammals such as sheep, goats and buffalos and it has little to no preservatives. Although, when shopping at your everyday grocery store, butter on the shelf will come from cows, unless specified. The most common uses are to spread on bread, to melt and put into cake or cookie batter, and to cook and fry meat. You can buy it both in pre-packaged sticks or tubs, but the sticks packaging is more helpful because it provides measurements to help you use the right amount to cook. Consumers can buy butter in various different grocery stores and supermarkets around the United States, with popular brands including Smart Balance, Country Crocker, and Land O'Lakes.