Berkeley Farm Dairy uses a herd of Guernsey cows, which produce slightly golden, delicious milk - with an occasional top up from their neighbour’s Friesian herd. They run the milking and bottling themselves, and when we order our milk, much of it may not yet be milked - we know we're getting exceptionally fresh milk!
Much mass produced milk is homogenised, meaning the cream is taken out of the milk, broken down into little globules of fat and put back in so it's all a uniform consistency, though it becomes harder to digest. Nick just leaves in the natural cream, so you'll see it rising to the top of the milk in your bottles. Of course he does drain it off the top of his skimmed milk and drains it off half the semi-skimmed milk and it runs off into a little churn.
All our milk is pasteurised.
Our golden milk is produced by Guernsey and Friesian cows in a valley in Wiltshire where they graze wildflower meadows full of the greenest grass. Nick and Christine have spent time learning all about cow psychology, and treating cow illnesses homeopathically; Christine milks their cows at 4.30am and 3.30pm. It takes Christine about 2 hours to get through the whole herd and she always gives them a quick health check - any signs of something wrong and she’ll treat the symptoms with some herbal infusions. This is a skilful task as she uses many different infusions to treat different symptoms. Christine knows that each cow is different too, and sometimes she might have to choose one remedy for Elizabeth but a different one to treat the same symptoms in Bentley Mountbatten Marmalade. Berkeley Farm Dairy uses plastic bottles, which are much easier to recycle than tetra-paks.
Dietary information: Contains Milk
Suitable for Vegetarians
Nutritional Information per 100g/ml
Energy (kJ): 209
Energy (kcal): 50
Protein (g): 3.5
Carbohydrate (g): 5
Fat (g): 1.8
Pour it over your cereal, stir it into your coffee or why not go all out and make your own rice pudding? Our milk should always be refrigerated and should be used within three days once opened. It is suitable for home freezing.