About Us

About Us

Delamere Dairy is located in Knutsford, Cheshire and takes its name from the beautiful Delamere Forest where, in 1985, the company was founded by Liz and Roger Sutton.

Our Story

1985
The farm in Delamere Forest
1985

Liz & Roger Sutton founded Delamere Dairy with their first purchase of just three goats in Cheshire’s beautiful Delamere Forest. They began by selling the fresh goats’ milk and soft cheese they made in their kitchen to local health food stores.

1987
1987

Such was the interest in their products that only a couple of years later, they were supplying milk to major UK retailers. As time went on, their products were seen on more and more supermarket shelves.

1992
1992

By now, Delamere Dairy had outgrown its home in the forest and moved to Yew Tree Farm in Knutsford. New products were added to the portfolio including semi-skimmed milk, with goats’ butter being made from the cream skimmed from the milk.

1993
1993

Demand for new and innovative goats’ dairy products continued to grow alongside the awareness of its benefits. So plain and flavoured goats’ yogurts soon followed on from goats’ milk, cheese and butter.

1995
1995

Uniquely in the UK, Delamere Dairy developed a long-life goats’ milk, which dramatically improved the availability of goats’ milk across the country. It also enabled Delamere Dairy to be the first goats’ milk brand to be sold in Italy, the start of its thriving export business.

1999
1999

As sales continued to grow, more goat farmers were enlisted to help produce goats’ milk for Delamere Dairy and the Delamere Dairy Farm Assurance and Welfare Scheme was developed to ensure consistent standards.

2004
2004

Delamere Dairy had sold goats’ milk to breeders to rear puppies for years and in 2004 the TopLife Formula brand of goats’ milk treats for dogs was born. Visit www.toplifeformula.com to find out more!

2005
2005

Delamere Dairy acquired the Pure Milk brand of sterilised cows’ milk, now part of the Delamere Dairy brand portfolio.

2006
2006

Further to the launch of TopLife Formula for dogs in 2004, kitten, puppy and cat varieties joined the range. Visit www.toplifeformula.com to find out more

2010
2010

A wider variety of cheeses & yogurts were launched including the award winning Greek goats’ cheese, goats’ cheese with herbs and goats’ cheese with honey.

2011
2011

Delamere Dairy is awarded Farm Business of the Year at the Farm Business Food & Farming Industry Awards.

2011 (1)
2011 (1)

Delamere Dairy opened its Far East office in Hong Kong to explore market opportunities there.

2014
2014

Delamere Dairy opened its European office in Belgium to serve the Benelux countries.

2015
2015

Delamere Dairy is listed in the Sunday Times SME Export Track 100, as the UK’s fastest growing food & drink exporter.

Today
Today

Delamere Dairy continues to supply an extensive range of specialist goat and cows’ milk based products to retail, wholesale and independent customers across the UK, Europe and beyond. With an active new product development programme, there’s always something new and exciting on the horizon

Animal Welfare

We operate a strict, independently monitored, Farm Assurance and Welfare Code to guarantee the best milk from healthy, happy animals.

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Animal Welfare
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Awards

We’re really proud of our products and its always nice to know others like them as much as we do. We’re chuffed to have won lots of great awards...

Award Type:

Silver

Free From Food Awards - Spreadable Goats' Butter

Gold

The Queen's Award for Enterprise - International Trade 2016

British Cheese Awards - Medium Goats' Cheese - Best Modern British Cheese

British Cheese Awards - Medium Goats' Cheese - Export 

Cheshire Show - Medium Goats' Cheese

Cheshire Show - Honey Goats' Cheese Log

Great Yorkshire Show - Honey Goats' Cheese Log

International Cheese Awards - Plain Goats' Cheese Log

International Cheese Awards - Honey Goats' Cheese Log

International Cheese Awards - Honey Goats' Yogurt

Silver

Cheshire Show - Herb Goats' Cheese Log

Great Yorkshire Show - Herb Goats' Cheese Log (Consumers' Choice)

International Cheese Awards - Whole Goats' Milk

International Cheese Awards - Spreadable Goats' Cheese

 

International Cheese Awards - Herb Goats' Cheese Log

Bronze

British Cheese Awards - Mild Goats' Cheese

Cheshire Show - Medium Goats' Cheese

Cheshire Show - Spreadable Goats' Cheese

Great Yorkshire Show - Whole Goats' Milk

Great Yorkshire Show - Goats' Butter

Great Yorkshire Show - Plain Goats' Yogurt

International Cheese Awards - Greek Goats' Cheese

International Cheese Awards - Semi-skimmed Goats' Milk

Other

International Cheese Awards - Medium Goats' Cheese (Very Highly Commended)

Gold

Cheshire Show - Medium Goats' Cheese

International Cheese Awards - Goats' Cheese Log with Honey

Great Taste Awards - Spreadable Goats' Cheese - 1 Gold Star

Great Taste Awards - Honey Goats' Yogurt - 1 Gold Star 

Silver

Great Yorkshire Show - Plain Goats' Yogurt

Great Yorkshire Show - Damson & Plum Goats' Yogurt

Cheshire Show - Mild Goats' Cheese

International Cheese Awards - Mild Goats' Cheese

Bronze

Great Yorkshire Show - Damson & Plum Goats' Yogurt

British Cheese Awards - Plain Goats' Yogurt

Cheshire Show - Spreadable Goats' Cheese

International Cheese Awards - Spreadable Goats' Cheese

International Cheese Awards - Semi skimmed Goats' Milk

World Cheese Awards - Medium Goats' Cheese

Other

Very Highly Commended - Medium Hard Goats' Cheese

Gold

Cheshire Show - Goats' Cheese Log with Honey

International Cheese Awards - Skimmed Goats' Milk

International Cheese Awards - Greek Goats' Cheese

International Cheese Awards - Spreadable Goats' Cheese

Great Yorkshire Show - Channel Island Milk

Great Taste Awards - Medium Goats' Cheese - 1 Gold Star

Great Taste Awards - Goats' Butter - 1 Gold Star

Global Cheese Awards - Spreadable Goats' Cheese

Silver

British Cheese Festival - Medium Goats' Cheese

Cheshire Show - Mild Creamy Goats' Cheese

International Cheese Awards - Medium Goats' Cheese

International Cheese Awards - Spreadable Goats' Cheese

International Cheese Awards - Greek Goats' Cheese

Great Yorkshire Show - Goats' Butter

Great Yorkshire Show - Goats' Cheese Log with Herbs

Global Cheese Awards - Goats' Cheese Log with Herbs

Global Cheese Awards - Goats' Cheese Log with Honey

Global Cheese Awards - Spreadable Goats' Cheese

World Cheese Awards - Goats' Cheese Log with Honey

World Cheese Awards - Plain Goats' Cheese Log

Bronze

Cheshire Show - Medium Goats' Cheese

International Cheese Awards - Natural Goats' Cheese Log

Global Cheese Awards - Goats' Cheese Log with Honey

World Cheese Awards - Medium Goats' Cheese

Other

International Cheese Awards - Medium Goats' Cheese

Gold

Great Yorkshire Show - Plain Goats' Yogurt

Great Yorkshire Show - Channel Island Milk

International Cheese Awards - Goats' Cheese Log with Honey

International Cheese Awards - Semi-skimmed Goats' Milk

International Cheese Awards - Goats' Butter

Great Taste Awards - Mature goats' cheese - 2 gold stars

Silver

World Cheese Awards - Medium Goats' Cheese

Bath & West Show - Medium Goats' Cheese

Cheshire Show - Medium Goats' Cheese

Cheshire Show - Goats' Cheese Log with herbs

Great Yorkshire Show - Goats' Cheese with herb log

Great Taste Awards - Whole goats' milk - 1 gold star

Great Taste Awards - 4 pack goats' yogurts - 1 gold star

Farm Business Cream Awards - Highly Commended for the overall Cream Award

 

 

Bronze

British Cheese Awards - Medium goats' cheese

Global Cheese Awards - Medium goats' cheese

Other

Special Recognition
Great Yorkshire Show - The Prince of Wales award for outstanding quality in dairy products

Gold

Nantwich International Cheese Awards - Goats' Cheese with Honey

Great Yorkshire Show - Consumers Choice - Goats' Cheese with Honey

Silver

Bath & West - Silver - Goats' cheese with honey log

Cheshire Show - Silver - Goats' cheese with honey log

Nantwich International Cheese Awards - Whole Goats' Milk

Nantwich International Cheese Awards - Spreadable Goats' Cheese

Bronze

Cheshire Show - Bronze - Goats' cheese with herb log

Other

Highly Recommended

Nantwich International Cheese Awards - Goats' Cheese with Herb

Gold

Free From Food Awards - Dairy and/or Lactose-Free Animal Milk, Butter, Yogurt and Ice Cream - Delamere Dairy Goats' Butter

The Food North West Food Awards - Spreadable Goats' Cheese

The Food North West Food Awards - English Creamy Goats' Cheese Farm Business of the Year Award 2011

Silver

Great Yorkshire Show - Gold - Goats' Yogurt with Honey

Nantwich International Cheese Awards - Gold - Goats' Cheese with Honey Log

Nantwich International Cheese Awards - Gold - Goats' Cheese with Herb Log

Nantwich International Cheese Awards - Gold - Channel Island Milk

Bronze

Great Yorkshire Show - Silver - Channel Island Milk

Nantwich International Cheese Awards - Silver - Goats' Cheese with Honey Log

Nantwich International Cheese Awards - Silver - Goats' Cheese Natural Log

Nantwich International Cheese Awards - Silver - Whole Goats' Milk

Global Cheese Awards - Silver - Goats' Cheese with Honey Log

Chipping & District Show - Silver- Goats' Cheese with Honey Log

Chipping & District Show - Silver - Creamy English Goats' Cheese

Recycling

We take a lot of care preparing our products, and just as much care making sure they get to you in perfect condition. But when we pack them we're also very aware of our responsibility to the environment and we 'do our bit' wherever we can.

Information on how to recycle each of our products can be found on their respective pages.

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Recycling
Goat

A day in the life of a Delamere Farmer

Want to know what it's really like looking after the Delamere goats?

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A day in the life of a Delamere Farmer

Partnerships

At Delamere Dairy we support (and take part in) activities which are fun and healthy while at the same time remembering the responsibility we have for their impact on the people and environment around us. Read on to find out who we've joined forces with to help promote our 'fun, healthy and responsible' ethos...

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Partnerships

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