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Rodolphe Le Meunier, a French butter rock star, visits L.A.
Rodolphe Le Meunier, a French butter rock star, visits L.A.

The people in the afternoon crowd at the Grand Central Market this week probably wondered who was attracting such an audience in front of the DTLA Cheese stall.  But it was no mystery to anyone who has sampled the unbelievably tasty Beurre de Baratte — the French butter that is a featured ingredient on high-end menus at restaurants including Providence, Petit Trois and Republique.  The guy in the white jacket at the center of the throng of chefs and food writers was Rodolphe Le Meunier, whose name is on every gold-foiled package. And in cheese circles, he’s a rock star. The 39-year-old from the Loire Valley is the third generation of his family to...

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