Over the years Beccy has worked in some of the finest hotels in the Cotswolds, getting to try some of the best ingredients in the country.It was seventeen years ago Beccy came across Netherend farm butter, On one of the simplest of things, a toasted teacake!The pure creamy, buttery flavour had Beccy hooked!
Netherend farm have been farming since 1936 betwixt the Severn and Wye, the business expanding in the 1990’s and they were selling cream and milk to retail doorstep rounds, shops and hotels. To make use of the surplus butter they would make butter by hand with wooden butter pats. The butter proved very popular in local shops and was ‘discovered’ by a London based dairy distributor whilst on holiday is the Wye valley. The dairy started to supply him and the butter was soon being used in some of the finest hotels and restaurants around.
The butter is still traditionally churned on the farm in a much larger stainless steel churn. The butter most definatley is still unbelievably rich and creamy, like proper butter should be! The cream to make the butter is from a local dairy in Gloucestershire. The milk from which the cream is obtained is from red tractor assured farms within Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties. The farmers are passionate about the health and welfare of their cows and try to ensure they have a predominantly grass fed diet from grazing in the pastures during the summer and feeding them silage in the winter months.
Hard year for farmers and the dairy industry
Due to the hot summer dairy prices have risen as the farmers have had to start feeding their winter feed early, because the grass was scorched by the sun. Beccy and the dairy support each other through these hard times to try and give our customers the best prices possible.
You can read more at www.netherendfarmbutter.co.uk