Buttermaking

Butter making Equipment at Farmtown Park

Hastings County is still famous for butter and cheese making. Stirling Creamery at the four corners in the centre of Stirling makes different types of butter using traditional methods. You can watch through the plate glass window and buy butter directly from the factory store on Henry Street.

At Farmtown Park, there are many different artifacts used to make butter; from the massive wooden churn in the Dairy Building to the dog-powered churn in the Discovery Centre. School children can make butter at Farmtown Park. They are given small vials of cream from the Stirling Creamery and after several minutes of shaking, they can see the butter fat separate from the whey. They can spread it on crackers and try their own freshly made butter.