Delamere Dairy celebrates 35 years by releasing new milk cartons promoting sustainability

UK business Delamere Dairy is celebrating its 35th year of producing fresh and long-life cows’ and goats’ milk, butter, cheeses and yogurts this year with new cartons that promote one of its partner businesses, Cabrito Goat Meat, and its legacy of sustainability.

Delamere has recently acquired financial stakes in both Cabrito Goat Meat, an ethical goat meat supplier, and Billy Tannery, which produces handcrafted leather goods from goat hides, to work towards reducing unnecessary wastage in the dairy industry.

Delamere will feature the details of its partnership with Cabrito on all of its goats’ milk cartons from May this year in a move to highlight to consumers the ethical reasons to choose its milk.

Details of the partnership appear on the new 1L packaging sold in Asda, Co-op, Nisa, Ocado and independent health food stores, with an RRP of £1.60-£1.80.

Cabrito was founded in 2012 by British chef James Whetlor who used his contacts in the industry to source goat meat from British dairy farms to supply to a handful of London restaurants. The company now supplies restaurants, butchers and catering suppliers nationwide.

Delamere Dairy’s managing director, Ed Salt, said: “We are working really hard to reduce wastage in the goat farming industry and our relationship with Cabrito and also Billy Tannery, a micro tannery using waster goat hides, now completes the circle from farm to milk to meat to leather.

“We do everything we can, morally and ethically, to the best of our ability and are proud to be featuring this news on our cartons to promote how delicious goats’ meat is as the demand in the UK continues to grow.”

James Whetlor from Cabrito Goat Meat commented: “Despite the clear link between milk and meat, the topic is often uncomfortable, rarely discussed and consumers sometimes forget the relationship between milk, meat and leather. This partnership with Delamere and with our partners, Jack and Rory at Billy Tannery, is an important step in closing the circle and ending the waste in this part of the food system.”

The Delamere business has come a long way since 1985 when founders Liz & Roger Sutton purchased three goats to follow Roger’s dream of owning a livestock business. Fast forward to 2020 and the business, still based in Cheshire, now supplies speciality and alternative dairy products to over 20 countries around the world.

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