Cotswold Butter – Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, our butter is made from pasteurised cream.
Salted Cotswold Butter is a sweet cream butter, with extra flaked Maldon sea-salt added, and Nothing else !
NUTRITION: Typical values per 100g.
Energy 3054kj, 743kcal, Fat 82.0g, of which saturates 54.0g, Carbohydrate 0.6g, of which sugars 0.1g, Fibre 0.0g, Protein 0.6g, Salt 1.60g. RI = % of your daily reference intake. This pack provides 25 servings.
STORAGE: Keep refrigerated below 5˚C. Suitable for freezing. Defrost fully before use: do not refreeze once defrosted. Use within one month.
We pay a premium to secure cream from the best dairy farms in the Cotswolds and West Country. We are not interested in screwing farmers into the ground like some big producers. We hope and expect that the farmers will be here for years to come, and that we prosper together.
The business is head-quartered in Broadway, with our distribution and storage in Stow On The Wold, and the dairy is near Bath.
We use cream only from the West Country of England, with increasing amounts from The Cotswolds. It isn’t easy to come by so we’re always looking to secure supplies.
Yes, although it does have a seasonal element to it . Most herds are grazed from March /April through to end of October/early November. They are then housed during the wettest months so that they don’t damage the ground for the future.
Whilst housed feed is mostly based around fermented grass (silage), made during the summer months, with supplements of maize or wheat.
Interestingly since their diet alters throughout the year, so does the colour of the butter, which can range from deep yellow to pale yellow.