Standing in the middle of a chilly refrigerated foods aisle, digging through egg cartons in search of an unblemished dozen is an activity we're all accustomed to here in the . But as seemingly normal as this ritual feels, peek into any grocery store across the border and you won't find eggs next to frosty gallons of milk, rather they're sitting next to room-temperature items like loaves of bread and jars of jam. In fact, the . is one of the few countries in the world that refrigerates its eggs in the first place. So what gives?
I grew up with grandparents that lived through WWII Europe. I learned from my grandmother to never, ever refrigerate butter! We used to have a guy come around from the farm with fresh eggs, milk and butter in the 60s. None of it ever spoiled.
So my take is this: if you are sure that your dairy comes without chemical additives, it is safe to leave the butter out! I still buy only grassfed butter and it stays OUT until used up. Everything is just fine.
Nobody is dying. It is not spoiling or going rancid.
What matters is the QUALITY!