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Short answer. Yes. Nutritionally, goat’s milk is full of good things, including protein, fat, calcium, prebiotics and essential vitamins and minerals the body needs. Lots of people pick goat’s milk simply for taste, while for others it’s because other milk doesn’t agree with them. Many tell us about the health benefits they experience after switching, like easing bloating, IBS, catarrh, eczema and even asthma. Find out more about how healthy goat dairy is here.

All St Helen’s Farm products are suitable for vegetarians, even our cheese is made with vegetarian rennet and our yogurt doesn’t have gelatine.

Our cheese and butter have quite a long best-before date, but you can also freeze them if you fancy. You can also freeze our goat’s milk, just make sure you enjoy it at its best by using it up as soon as possible after defrosting. We don’t recommend freezing our goat’s milk yogurt because you lose the lovely texture. Remember, chiller bags are a fab way to get your dairy from the supermarket to your fridge or freezer.

Research shows people’s intolerance to cow's milk mainly comes down to protein, especially alpha-S1-casein. Goat's milk has loads of top-quality protein (6g per 200ml) but with way lower levels of alpha-S1-casein. This makes it closer to human milk, which is good news for anyone looking for an option their gut can tolerate better. Some people tolerate goat's milk so well because of the much smaller natural fat globules, making it easier to digest. Goat's milk also has slightly lower lactose than cow's milk.

Sadly, we don’t do visits or tours. We’re a working farm so have to be careful about hygiene and risk of disease.

You can find us stocked at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons and Ocado. Just remember, not all our products may be available in all stores. See our stockist list here.

Yes, our semi-skimmed and whole milk is homogenised – which is the process we use to help the natural fat drops disperse evenly in our milk, so you don’t get all the cream on top. Interestingly because the fat globules in goat's milk are so small we can disperse them much more easily than if they were from cow's milk. This means we can run our homogeniser at about half the pressure.

We’ve taken big steps towards being more recyclable and reducing the plastic in our packaging. Here’s a breakdown of where we’re at.
Milk – our cartons are widely recycled. Find out if your food and drink cartons are collected with your household recycling at Recycle Now.
Yogurt – the plastic pot, foil lid and cardboard sleeve are all fully recyclable and our plastic pots are now made with 30% recycled plastic.
Butter & Cheese – their packaging isn’t recyclable yet, but we’re working on it.

What our goats eat affects the quality of the milk they produce. We want them to have the best things in life so you can too. We feed them a well-balanced, high-fibre diet designed to keep their health tip-top. This super-nutritious diet is mainly silage from herbal leys supplemented with hay, maize, barley, grains and beans from our own fields. It keeps our milk tasting fresh, clean and milder than other brands. We also use other healthy high digestible fibre feeds such as sugar beet pulp and wheatfeed.

We follow lots of organic principles in our farming, like growing different crops in rotation and returning goat manure to the land instead of using artificial fertilisers. Our farm isn’t fully organic – because it’s not always better for our goats. The rules around organic production were created with cattle and sheep in mind, meaning our goats would have to be outside. So, going officially organic would be very bad for our goats and be less healthy.

They sure can. In fact, St Helen’s Farm goat’s milk is excellent for kids (human and caprine). You can introduce it the same way you would cow’s milk, with the same guidance in mind – whole milk for under 2s (so they get all the energy they need to cause chaos!!)

Absolutely. Use it however you would cow’s milk or plant-based dairy alternatives. Think tea, coffee, cereal, cooking and baking.