It would not be exaggeration to affirm that the culinary world would lose much of its beauty and flavor without butter. Most Brazilians start their day with a cup of coffee and a piece of fresh, warm bread with some butter melting on top of it. At lunch, vegetables, or perhaps potatoes, are enhanced by the flavor and sheen of butter. A perfect afternoon tea in Brazil includes a soft, fluffy, moist cake, baked in a pan greased with butter. Made with cow’s milk fat, the product is an essential part of everyday life in most kitchens – from preparations in which it is an additional ingredient (mashes, stews and desserts) to the ones fully featuring all its flavor and unctuousness (such as icings and sauces).