June 12, 2014 8:10 AM EDT

This week, butter is on the cover of TIME, touting a story that suggests the dairy product may not be as bad for people as science has previously suggested. While this is not the first time a condiment has made the TIME cover–see “Salt: A New Villain?” from 1982, which showed miniature ketchup and soy sauce bottles tumbling out of a salt shaker–it is a milestone for churned cream.

Inspired by this moment, NewsFeed here rounds up the best of butter, from elaborate state fair displays to a popular breakfast food at the local bakery.

Write to Olivia B. Waxman at olivia.waxman@time.com.

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