National Geographic – The Plate

Banner Butter, an artisanal cultured-butter company run by a young couple in an Atlanta industrial park, had to figure out how to slice, package and deliver its product in individual pats, ready to be plopped onto dinner trays. It sounds like a small task, but its bare-bones staff was already busy shaping and wrapping the butter into 5-ounce rounds for retail. Adding in responsibility for 850 half-ounce portions at a time, twice a week, was a learning curve.