Last Thursday Alfie and I attended our first event of the year and also the first event for The Edinburgers in quite some time. We were excited to attend as it was down at the lovely Restoration Yard at Dalkeith Country Park. The event was to talk about the launch of the mini yoghurt pots from Rora Dairy. We got the chance to try them out and also hear a little bit more about the brand.
The Mackie family has been milking cows at the 565 acre Middleton of Rora, near Peterhead in Aberdeenshire since 1966. Rora dairy’s pedigree herd of 250 cows is made up of mostly Holstein Friesian cows with a little bit of Jersey and Norwegian Red. The family built a new dairy shed complete with four Lely milking robots in 2016. The award-winning shed now helps the 250 dairy cows produce 7,000 litres of milk a day (2.5 million litres of milk per year). The shed, which was designed by Dutch dairy consultants CowSignals, has been built to ensure that the cows are both cared for and comfortable, in a bright, calm and quiet environment where they have direct access to the fields outside.
Simple, pure, premium Scottish yogurt. Rora dairy yogurt is made using full-fat non-homogenised milk direct from the rora dairy farm on the day of production, using only Scottish fruit and honey. Available in 150g and 490g pots. The natural is also available in 1litre containers. You can find Rora dairy yogurts in selected farm shops and independent stores across Scotland. All yoghurts are gluten free, and free from GM ingredients, artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners and preservatives.
- Natural yogurt: Simple Pure Scottish goodness in a pot. Stirred to give it that lovely velvety texture and easily pourable.
- Natural set yogurt: Set yogurt has all the benefits and flavour of natural yogurt but is set into a firm, smooth and spoonable product.
- Scottish blossom honey Yogurt: Scottish blossom honey has a distinct flavour as made in the hills near Blairgowrie giving a touch of sweetness.
- Raspberry Yoghurt: Delicious Scottish raspberries give a hit of true fruit.
- Strawberry Yogurt: Scottish strawberries give this yogurt that strawberries and cream taste.
Rora Dairy have launched mini pots of its range of simple and pure premium Scottish live yogurt. With provenance at its core, the artisan Scottish yogurt range is made on farm using full-fat non-homogenised milk on the day it is produced. For the flavoured yogurts only Scottish fruit and honey is used.
Jane Mackie, founder of rora dairy Yogurt said:
“The demand for quality yogurt continues to grow which is why we have worked hard to create a low sugar but a high fruit content (15%) yogurt that peaks on both taste and provenance.”
“Yogurt is a wonderfully delicious way for your body to get the calcium it needs to strengthen bones and keep muscles, nerves and heart healthy. The digestive system is the powerhouse of the body, live yogurt will deliver the friendly bacteria it needs to keep the gut in tip-top condition.
“Yogurt is a very sensitive product which is why every batch is made with painstaking care and tenderness to deliver the same consistent, delicious and creamy product time and time again. We pride ourselves on being clean label, we use no starch, maize or artificial thickeners, preservatives or sweeteners.”
We loved the yoghurt. It was fresh and had a great taste. I love the different flavours and the fact that all the fruit in them is locally sources. The mini pots are a great size for snacking, including in lunch boxes and for having with your breakfast. We’d love to see these in local hotels and B&B’s as the yoghurt option for breakfast rather than other bigger brands. We’ll definitely be buying some on our next visit to Restoration Yard 🙂