Hurdlebrook Dairy Yoghurt
Address: Overton Farm, Babcary, Somerton SomersetTA11 7EJ
Telephone: 01458 223229
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Dave Paull is a Somerset born and bred, third generation dairy farmer with a West Country accent as luxurious as the cream from his beloved cows.
The farm is run by Dave and his partner Rosie, but it’s the Guernsey cows that makes the Hurdlebrook produce special. All 200 of them have their own names and personalities; Dave’s favourite is a gentle little cow called Sunshine, whilst Rosie’s favourite is Rosey!
The cows graze on the lush pastures full of clover which is fertilised with regular applications of their own farmyard manure, and are milked twice daily in an immaculately clean herringbone parlour. This is particularly important because the Hurdlebrook raw milk and cream is unpasteurised.
The Guernsey raw milk is golden in colour due to the breed’s inefficiency to digest the beta carotene in the grass and forage. This gives the milk the beautiful flavour and colour, and also makes it silkier, thicker and more delicious than standard milk in a way that is hard to describe. But once you have tasted this unadulterated milk, the pasteurised and homogenised milk found elsewhere will be pale in comparison.
Dave is a huge advocate of the health benefits of drinking raw milk, which has the advantage of containing the natural bacteria and enzymes that are destroyed by the typical heating processes. These natural bacteria are essential to the maintenance and promotion of gut well-being and the fight against infections.
Only the yoghurt is pasteurised, and where most people would enjoy a dollop with fresh berries, Dave adds the berries to the whole pot!
Hurdlebrook has been producing high quality, raw milk and cream from award winning Guernsey cows since the early 1980s - with Taste of the West and Royal Bath and West Show awards. They have also won multiple Great Taste Award's over the last 3 years. The goal is to always keep their customers happy and healthy.
All our yoghurt products are heat treated (pasteurised) to denature the proteins. Our A2 Guernsey milk produces a smooth, creamy textured yoghurt without the need for any additives; such as stabilisers, thickeners or milk powder.
We produce a range of natural and fruited yoghurts. We hand make yoghurt in small batches, adopting a long, slow fermentation technique, using Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus delbruekii subsp bulgaricus.
We do not standardise our milk before heat treating, therefore, as with the raw milk, there may be seasonal variations.
HOW TO BUY
You can order our yoghurts through online outlets like the following:
- Farm Drop
- Farm Direct
- Somerset Local Food Direct
Somerset, Dorset & Wiltshire Outlets
- Bishops Caundle Community Shop & Post Office, DT9 5NL
- Brockley Stores, BS48 3AT
- Charlton Horethorne Stores, DT9 4NL
- Gilcombe Farm Shop, BA10 0QE
- Goose Slade Farm Shop, BA22 9QJ
- Keinton Stores, TA11 6ED
- Kimber's Farm Shop, BA9 8HD
- Mole Valley Farmers (Yeovil), BA21 5BJ
- North Cadbury Stores, BA22 7DW
- Queen Camel Stores, BA22 7NG
- Red Barn Farm Shop, BA22 8BA
- Sagebury Fine Foods, BA11 1BN
- Stourhead Farm Shop, BA12 6QF
- Tisbury Deli, SP3 6HA
- William's Supermarket, TA11 7PY
London Markets & Outlets
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