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Brown Cow Organics Perridge Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4EW, United Kingdom.



River Cottage Story

River Cottage organic yoghurt came along after we had been selling organic milk for a couple of years. The price per litre collapsed, due to over supply so it was deemed sensible to enter the milk processing chain. Brown Cow's venture into milk processing started with pasteurisation of milk on a small scale for a local campsite to sell. This was for the summer months but it was neither interesting nor profitable, due to our production facilities being so small at the time.

So we had a go at yoghurt production and from the very first batch realised that this was an amazingly good product that went to the top London store shelves within weeks of its initial production.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall then contacted us directly asking if he could have a sample of beef sent down to try. We happily obliged and he thoroughly enjoyed tasting the best beef that had ever passed his lips.

Hugh then asked if he could come and see us as he had an idea; he arrived at our door clutching a pot of ice cream - asking if we could manufacture ice cream for his company River Cottage. Both Clive and I said that we would be delighted to maybe have a go but had he tasted our yoghurt? Hugh hadn't, so we gave him a spoonful. Words cannot describe the look of pleasure on his face.

So the River Cottage organic yoghurt story began. We had many delightful times sat around our kitchen table with Hugh & Gill his top chef, developing recipes for the seasonal fruit range and deciding which was the best vanilla.

Packaging was a heated debate but Clive and I felt that a British glass jar not only emulated the superiority of the organic yoghurt, but glass had huge environmental benefits over plastic pots manufactured in China. What started as a small concern escalates year on year in production without affecting the quality - our artisan process is important, so we still hand whisk and hand fill the glass pots so as to not break up the creaminess of the yoghurt. It is truly an unctuous delectable treat. Try one!

Click here to view the River Cottage organic yoghurt and organic panna-cotta ranges

Where to buy River Cottage Yoghurts - Find Your Local Stockist

Where to Buy
You can purchase from us directly here on our website
Also at Somerset markets we attend and some events. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook for all stockist & event updates.
Independent retailers, deli's, cafes, specialist food stores, health food stores and River Cottage cafes. For your nearest stockist click here. Enter your postcode and the distance you are happy to travel and the nearest 6 stockists will be presented to you on the page with their details so you can contact them before travelling - If no results are shown, contact us for up to date retailers stocking River Cottage in your area.

We'd be delighted to contact any independent retailer if you wish to nominate any as potential a stockist, just call us or email with their full details.


Our River Cottage Quest Competition Winners

Thanks to everyone who joined in our River Cottage quest. Our winner Briony won the tickets to the River Cottage Fair and was over the moon and thoroughly enjoyed the Fair with 3 of her family courtesy of River Cottage.

The winner of the River Cottage hamper of Yoghurts courtesy of Brown Cow Organics is Chloe, we hope she enjoys her yoghurt feast.

Five other lucky winners received free access to River Cottage online £20 courses.

Our Quest has begun..........................and prizes to be won!

Together with the lovely people at River Cottage we are on a quest to bring their River Cottage Live Organic Yoghurts to your favourite local independent retail stockist and we'd love all you River Cottage fans, to help us in our quest - As you can see even the calves are joining in (we don't think you'll find any yoghurt in Judiths blouse little one!)

It could be your local farm or village shop - as long they are an independent retail outlet. Just let us know where you want River Cottage yoghurts stocked for your chance to enter our competition. Deadline for entries is 12 noon on 16 May 2014 - You can enter as many times as you want, as long as it's a different nomination each time. To check your favourite isn't already a stockist go to Our Stockists page on this website first - not there? Then all you have to do is CLICK HERE and go to the River Cottage Website and tell us where you would like to see the wonderful River Cottage Live Organic Yoghurt stocked.

To say 'thank you' for taking the time to nominate your local shop' you could be in with a chance of winning one of these wonderful prizes.

First prize: A family ticket for four people, for three day access to our River Cottage Food Fair
Second prize: Hamper of River Cottage live organic yoghurts
Third prize: A River Cottage online courses of your choice for five lucky entrants

So stop wishing and start nominating now! Don't forget to follow the #quest on Brown Cow Organics Facebook and Brown Cow Organics Twitter

We're on a quest...................

On the 17th March we are starting an exciting 'quest' with River Cottage - make sure you're 'in the know' join our newsletter by clicking here & follow us on Twitter @browncoworganic and our farm & cow news @perridgefarm