What’s gold and tastes just as great on your cereal as it does spread on a slice of hot toast? It’s no joke. It’s our Gold range. We’ve used the milk produced by our herd of lovely ladies (Jersey cows) throughout the whole range of products from spreadable butter to double cream. You might know it as ‘Channel Island Milk’, it’s produced all over the world, but only by Jersey or Guernsey cows. If you’re wondering where the name ‘Gold Top’ comes from it refers to the distinctive foil tops that milkmen once used to distinguish between it and the more commonly-found ‘white’ milk Friesian cattle which had silver tops. A wee free history lesson for you there.
Meet the girls
We’re incredibly proud of our herd of 300 beautiful Jerseys, who make the most of their lush surroundings at our farm here in the heart of Stirlingshire. They’re so much more than a collection of pretty faces though. These iconic animals are perfect for Scotland’s often ‘challenging’ climate. Don’t be fooled by their good looks though, they’re a hardy bunch and able to brave the outside conditions for longer thanks to their lighter-than-average cow’s body weight (no offence Fresians). These wee cows can make around 30 litres of glorious golden milk each day too, so we’re big fans.
Why go ‘gold’?
Often thought of as an indulgent option, Gold Top milk has a thicker, creamier and generally more luxurious taste and texture. However a lot of people don’t know that it has higher levels of vitamin A, D and calcium than most other types of milk. Not only that but it’s also a better source of protein than standard milk – so great news for any gym bunnies looking to up their intake.
For those of you who are kitchen-keen, Gold Top milk can be a great substitute for cream in many recipes. Great if you’re counting the calories as switching up the double cream for Gold Top takes the fat content of whatever you’re cooking down a notch or two. Our Gold Smooth is a great way to add flavour to the blandest of breakfast cereals. Or if you’re a ‘cream at the top’ traditionalist our Gold Top is the milk for you.
As if that wasn’t reason enough to try our Gold Range – many of the products within it have won an award or two! You can check out the rest of the range on the product page – and don’t forget to let us know what you think on our social channels!