Home of the award winning yogurt

In Thrussington, Leicestershire, the herd of Friesian cows are milked at 5 a.m. every morning.
By 3 p.m. some of this milk will become award winning yogurt, while the rest will be delivered to Long Clawson Dairy just outside Melton Mowbray to become the famous Stilton Cheese - and now also the award winning Claxstone Smooth Blue.

Peter has farmed in Thrussington all his life and is immensely proud and passionate about his cows. His cows are out at pasture as much as possible, only wintering in when the weather is adverse.
Wife Cheryl recounts that he knows the name and history of every cow in the yard.
The milk is high in both protein and fat which is responsible for the unique creamy flavour and texture of the yogurt.

The yogurt side of the Dairy was launched more than 30 years ago.

Peter is a number one supporter of village shops and local produce, and hopes they continue to develop once more. Low air miles on yogurt stock has to be the aim.

Today they produce between 400 and 500 gallons of yogurt and their market now includes local Waitrose Stores. They continue to supply local shops, delicatessens, butchers and schools and universities.
Olympic and other athletes who train at Loughborough University all have Manor Farm Yogurt available to them.
Gold medals are a theme and recent success at Nantwich Show, the biggest cheese show in the country with an international repute. Manor Farm won the best new product in 2010 with their probiotic yogurt and two gold stars in 2011 in the Great Taste Awards and Q guild trophy in the local foods category. Now in 2013 they have won the Best in Show for four flavoured yogurts, a silver for a carton of natural yogurt and another Great Taste award. And they also won a Great Taste award in 2013 for their Double Cream.

A team of 6 work in the Yogurt dairy some have been with us 30 years. They share Peter and Cheryl’s enthusiasm for this special Yogurt business.

Local tastings and lectures have kept this a local product, but year on year it has increased its target market. The yogurt is produced in 8 hours from milking, and is in the shops within 24 hours and has a very good shelf life.

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