ARDEN HILLS, MINN. – Developed specifically to help make cooking at home easier, Land O’ Lakes Butter Balls are the latest product from Land O'Lakes, Inc. to hit retail shelves.

The company said the new format for its butter was inspired by consumers who picked up cooking during the pandemic. Land O’ Lakes’ innovation team saw the pre-portioned, ½ tablespoon spheres as a handy way to add butter to a recipe.

"Innovation is core to Land O'Lakes, and we see this product as the answer to the convenience consumers crave while staying true to the great product they rely on – sweet cream butter," said Heather Anfang, US vice president of Land O'Lakes Dairy Foods. "While the pandemic created unprecedented challenges across all industries, our commitment to innovation never wavered — and instead we chose to lean in and are excited to bring this unique product to consumers this summer."

The balls of butter are now available throughout the Midwest at retail stores such as Kroger, Meijer, Hy-Vee, Lunds & Byerlys, Kowalskis and Super Target, among others.