We think Wales is the best place in the world to make butter. With unspoilt valleys where summers are mild and rain is plentiful, we get plush green fields all year round. Lush and fresh, flavoursome grass makes for delicious Welsh butter.
Our vision is to deliver outstanding innovation and quality into the butter and spreadables cabinet.
We want to delight our customers and consumers with functional, convenient and great tasting products which don’t compromise their natural healthy status.
Castle Dairies is a family run business and if there’s one thing that the Lloyd family understands, it’s cream. John Emyr Lloyd has been churning cream for over 40 years – his first job was on a dairy farm where he worked his way up from churn cleaner to wagon driver. After years of mastering every aspect of the process, John eventually bought Castle Dairies in 1986.
However, the cream and butter obsession doesn’t end there. Having learnt his trade in New Zealand and Australia, John’s son Nigel has now brought all his experience to the family business too. It’s little wonder Castle Dairies produces only the finest range of Welsh and British butters.
Castle Dairies is established as a milk bottling dairy and Caerphilly cheese maker, supplying Bateman’s supermarkets in South Wales.
The early 70’s sees a shift in Castle Dairies’ production. Milk bottling is ceased and a greater focus is placed upon butter packing.
The year 2000 sees the retirement of John Lloyd as Managing Director of Castle Dairies and Nigel takes up the helm.
Castle Dairies maintains its Soil Association approval and Red Tractor accreditations.
The company has built its reputation on providing its customers with industry leading quality levels.
There are two on site laboratories for testing incoming raw materials and online testing.