Butter in Japan is typically unfermented. This allows the characteristics of the raw milk it's produced from to shine through—but milk's flavor varies by climate. In Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan's largest production area for butter, watch cows produce milk in a stress-free environment and visit a large butter processing factory. Then, feast your eyes on a number of savory recipes, including inspiring ways to incorporate butter into traditional Japanese cuisine. (Reporter: Michael Keida)
Milking a cow
Garlic herb butter
At a long-established Japanese restaurant
Sweets made from skimmed milk