Finding a bar of white chocolate with buttermilk is not easy, despite the American standard of identity §163.124 on white chocolate allows freedom when it comes to dairy ingredients, such as:
- Cream, milkfat, butter
- Milk, dry whole milk, concentrated milk, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk
- Skim milk, concentrated skim milk, evaporated skim milk, sweetened condensed skim milk, nonfat dry milk
- Concentrated buttermilk, dried buttermilk
- Malted milk
This Buttermilk White Chocolate by Olive and Sinclair is sublimated by buttermilk and gently spiced up with salt and pepper.
The acidulous taste of buttermilk reminds that of a thick, whole white yogurt.
Traditionally, buttermilk was the liquid left behind after churning butter out of cultured cream. Nowadays, buttermilk commercially refers to a milk product known as cultured buttermilk, with a characteristically sour taste caused by lactic acid bacteria fermenting lactose, the naturally-occurring sugar in milk.