Are your cheeses vegetarian?
Yes, all our cheeses are made using vegetarian rennet, and they’re all organic too.
What are your delivery charges?
For orders of £40 or over delivery is free for most addresses. For orders of under £40 delivery is £8 for most addresses. Full details are on the delivery page. If you have any questions about delivery costs please contact us on 01557 814040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I buy your milk?
Fresh milk is currently available for collection at the visitor centre on our farm and costs £1.50 per litre. Bring your own 1 litre bottle, or purchase one of our re-usable, twist-top, glass bottles for 80p. This is whole, pasteurised, non-homogenised, organic, cow-with-calf milk from our farm. Sorry, we are unable to courier fresh milk, so a reminder that milk is collection only. Find us at Cream o' Galloway, Rainton Farm, Nr Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2DR. If you are not local to us, and you would like to purchase milk from a cow with calf dairy, there are several who can courier milk. Take a look at the farms listed on Cow-Calf Dairies.
Can I recycle your packaging?
The plastic wraps used for our cheese are OPA - polyamide nylon - and PE - polyethylene. Please wash them thoroughly and add to your household plastic recycling. The chill packs are not recyclable, but they are reusable and can be refrozen for use in lunch boxes or cool bags. The wool insulation is reusable and compostable, our suppliers, Woolcool, have lots of reuse ideas on their website.
Are you slaughter free?
No. Our goal is to produce food sustainably and affordably from land that could not otherwise be used for arable crops, while providing a good quality of life for our animals and good working conditions for our employees. If you are interested in slaughter free dairy we recommend Ahimsa Milk.
What happens to your male calves?
The male calves stay with their mums too. After they are weaned, at around 5-6 months of age, they remain on the farm in their peer groups and the males will eventually become beef. If you would like to know in more detail what happens to all our animals and at what stage, we have explained our system of farming in detail in this blog post.
Is calling yourself ‘ethical’ a marketing stunt?
No. The word ethical came from visitors to our sister business Cream o’ Galloway, where we have been hosting near daily farm tours for more than 20 years. It was the questions from our visitors that are largely responsible for us questioning industry norms. ‘Why do you separate the calves from their mums?’ was one of the most frequently asked questions on our tours. Which prompted us to explore ‘what would happen if we didn’t?’. We have been talking about this system with visitors to our farm for more than ten years now. It is they who started to describe what we do as ‘ethical’. We were looking for a way to explain the totality of what we do, including the social and environmental aspects. That’s where the name came from.