The Dorset Dairy Co arose from a passion for sustainable, responsible farming and quality nutrition and is run by a husband and wife team, based on the family farm. It began with a traditionally made strained yoghurt, followed by handmade cultured butter and cream, now includes over 30 milk vending and refill machines.
We believe that natural, unprocessed food with a clear provenance is the best and healthiest kind. That’s why we make Dorset’s answer to Greek Yoghurt using milk straight from our high-welfare cows and adding nothing but live cultures. We strain out the water and lactose while retaining all the dairy goodness. Our Whole Milk and Fat Free strained yoghurt have won numerous Great Taste awards and have the lowest sugar content on the market. We have recently launched our ‘British Berry’ range, developed within our nature, low sugar ethos.
We make our cultured butter using the cream skimmed off the milk used in our fat free yoghurt and semi-skimmed milk. It is made by hand in the traditional way by souring the cream with lactic bacteria. We churn it in small batches and once it has reached the right maturity, we knead in sea salt before rolling it into logs.
We have two Milk Stations, one outside Harts of Stur and one outside the Stalbridge library. These sell pasteurised whole milk 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. On Mondays and Thursdays, we fill the machine with semi-skimmed milk. We sell glass bottles along with the rest of our range at these sites. The concept addresses the issues of single use plastic, food miles and provenance. You can also find our smaller milk refill machines in farm shops and independent stores across Southern England. A list of our stockists and refill sites can be found on our website.
We do not believe in waste. All by-products from our processes are used to make other products or used as feed for pigs and calves. All our packaging is fully recyclable.