Clotton Creamery began in 2017 with the aim of bringing clotted cream to the North of England after a dissertation, undertaken by Henry whilst at Harper Adams University, led to the conclusion that there was a demand for this indulgent product outside of the West Country. The Cooke family are sixth generation farmers at Clotton Hall Farm based in the heart of Cheshire and have a rich history of farming on the ‘Cheshire Plain’. Their dairy is based on the farm so the milk is as fresh as can be. Everything is handmade in small batches, meaning each and every product gets the care and attention it deserves before leaving the farm.
The herd is a mixed breed of 250 cows including Holstein Friesians, Jerseys and Danish Reds providing a great quality of high fat milk to process. The products are all hand-made in small batches allowing great attention to detail for each dairy item that leaves the farm.
Clotton Creamery are one of the few producers of clotted cream outside of the West Country and have won numerous awards. Our delicious Brandy and Cognac Pouring Cream made by Clotton Creamery won Gold at the International Cheese and Dairy Awards this year and Champion Cream in Show!
Although the dairy team are able to have a well-earned rest after the hectic festive period, work on the farm doesn’t stop for Christmas. The cows are milked at 5am on Christmas day by the milking team wearing Santa while the presents for the children wait until all the outside jobs are complete. The traditional Christmas turkey hits the table at exactly midday, allowing enough time to rest and enjoy the festivities until the afternoon milking restarts at 3pm.
Henry, Manager of Clotton Creamery, says “We love to celebrate Christmas and reflect on what has been achieved throughout the year – it will be particularly special this year with all of the hard work that has gone into creating four new products for Booths. We are certainly looking forward to indulging in the Brandy Creams and Butters with many a mince pie throughout the day.”