CHARLIE’S Butter began life after farmer Charlie Davis and his wife Janet decided to give local people a flavour of Cheshire.
Using cream from their own herd of 90 pedigree Holstein, the butter was originally hand churned in the couple’s farmhouse at Gorstage Green Farm, Northwich.
Now, thanks to an increase in demand, Charlie is planning to convert one of the farm’s old barns to house the burgeoning operation.
Innovator Charlie has also established a ‘Farmer4aday’ venture, which gives people the opportunity to help milk and feed the cows.
Charlie says: “We’re able to keep transport costs down and provide a quality product at a competitive price. We now want to work alongside other producers and tap into local food hubs to continue to keep costs down”.
Charlie hopes the business will grow from producing just a few tonnes each year to providing butter in bulk to the catering market.
Charlie’s Butter contains a little salt to help it keep a little while longer – but no other chemicals or preservatives are added.
It is sold in local farm shops and specialist food retailers throughout Cheshire.