“Man cannot live by bread alone, he must have butter.”

Crook and Churn Dairy are based in North Dorset and have been trading since 1983. After leaving Agricultural college with a head full of ideas, John started the business by milking his own sheep and producing sheep’s milk yoghurts which were also sold locally in the village shop!

Originally it was strictly sheep’s milk products that were sold and this explains where the name derives from – Crook (as in a shepherd’s crook) and Churn (as in a milk churn).

The following year goat’s milk cheeses and yoghurts were added to the range, and soon after that, it made economic sense to offer the growing number of customers dairy products made from cow’s milk as well.

As each year passed, the list of farms that supplied crook and churn dairy grew, until today where there are over 600 different items that the customer can choose from.