FAQs

Here are some of the most popular questions that we are asked. If your question is not listed here, please contact us and we will do our best to answer it for you.

Why don’t you call your milk “raw milk”?

We prefer to use the term “real milk” or “fresh milk”. You don’t say “I eat raw apples” or “I drink raw water” – so why would you say “I drink raw milk”?

Why does your unpasteurised milk have a health warning?

Its the law. Pasteurised milk may also contain organisms harmful to health but the law does not require pasteurised products to carry the same warning.

How do I know your unpasteurised milk is clean?

We pay meticulous attention to the hygiene of the milk all the way from the cow to the bottle and our milk is randomly tested on a frequent basis throughout the month to ensure its quality.

Do you drink unpasteurised milk yourself?

Absolutely! Every day!

Why do you call your unpasteurised cream “Extra Double Cream”?

We liked the sound of it and it reflects the extra creaminess of the cream. Our cream is really creamy. Its practically solid when cold and doesn’t slosh around in the tub like even double cream can do!

Is your ice cream unpasteurised?

No. The milk in the ice cream is pasteurised as part of the ice cream making process.

Do you sell unpasteurised skimmed or semi-skimmed milk?

All our milk is full cream. By the way, it really isn’t fattening. Did you know skim milk is fed to pigs to make them fat?

Why is the milk a different colour at different times of the year?

Its all down to the cows’ diet. In the summer when their diet is largely grass, the milk is that lovely characteristic yellow colour. In the winter the milk is much paler. It still tastes great whatever time of year.

Why can’t I buy your unpasteurised milk in the supermarket or local store?

The law won’t allow it. You may only buy unpasteurised milk direct from the producer.

Do you do mail order?

Yes! Have a look at our mail order page.  We deliver four days a week as far afield as Scotland and Northern Ireland!

What about TB?

All cattle herds in the UK are subject to routine TB tests at intervals from 90 days to 4 years.  Producers who sell unpasteurised drinking milk have to have annual tests.  We are in a TB ‘hotspot’ and if any of our herd react to the test (even if its just the bull!) we can’t sell you milk until we have two clear tests 60 days apart.  Even the Food Standards Agency admit the risk is neglible, but this is the law.  You can read more about this topic at:

http://www.food.gov.uk/news/newsarchive/2011/mar/rawmilk

 

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