About Us

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.

Timeline

1966

Castle Dairies is established as a milk bottling dairy and Caerphilly cheese maker, supplying Bateman’s supermarkets in South Wales.

1968

A job advert is placed: ‘Milk Delivery Man’ for Castle Dairies.

1970

The early 70’s sees a shift in Castle Dairies’ production.  Milk bottling is ceased and a greater focus is placed upon butter packing.

1980

The mid 1980’s sees the opening up of an innovative recipe for zero fat cheddar cheese.

1990

In 1990 Castle Dairies truly becomes a family business.

2000

The year 2000 sees the retirement of John Lloyd as Managing Director of Castle Dairies and Nigel takes up the helm.

2016

Major investments in production facilities made 2016 a very big year for Castle Dairies.

2021

Still a family business, Castle Dairies is a modern food factory.