Whole milk is milk with nothing taken out, ours is simply pasteurised on the day of milking to remove any harmful micro organisms. Whole milk must have a minimum fat content of 3.5%. Ours varies from 3.9 to 4.3% during the year and averaged 4.15% last year. Our milk is not homogenised. This means the fat molecules are not broken up so when the milk settles in the bottle the cream will rise to the top like traditional doorstep milk. If you like extra creamy milk you can pour it straight out of the top or a quick shake of the bottle will stir the cream back into the rest of the milk. Whole milk is available in 1 and 2 litre bottles.
Skimmed milk has most of the cream removed leaving less than 0.3% fat remaining. We do this by passing the whole milk through a cream separator as part of the pasteurising process. Our skim milk remaining has a fat content of 0.2% which varies slightly depending on the seasons. Skimmed milk is available in 1 litre bottles.
Semi Skimmed Milk
Semi-skimmed milk is milk with some of the cream removed. We make our semi-skimmed milk by mixing skim milk and whole milk together. Semi skimmed milk should have a fat content of 1.5 to 1.8%, ours has a content of 1.7% and varies slightly with the natural changes in the whole milk content through the season. Semi Skimmed milk is available in 1 litre bottles.