We have recently had our products tested for their nutritional values and are proud to say that they stand out from the crowd as you can see below. With over double the protein than other leading double cream yoghurts, and much lower carbohydrate values (simply because we strain the yoghurt), we bring you a healthier option to what is commercially available.
Double Cream Strained Yoghurt
with live cultures
MORE THAN DOUBLE THE PROTEIN!!!
Our Double Cream Strained Yoghurt contains more than double the protein than other leading double cream yoghurt brands!
Our Double Cream Strained Yoghurt is our flagship product and is a supremely decadent, thick and natural, strained yogurt, full of live probiotic cultures. It has been strained for between 8 – 10 hours to remove the whey (around 50%) and there-by leaving you with a thick, creamy textured yoghurt without the addition of thickeners, stabilisers and emulsifiers.
Conventionally 1 litre of milk produces 1 litre of yoghurt but in the case of our Double Cream Strained Yoghurt, 2 litres of milk produces 1 litre of yogurt. Due to the 100% natural composition of our yoghurt one may notice slight inconsistencies in the texture – you may notice a little whey has further separated from the yoghurt – either you can just mix this back into your product or simply pour it off.
Our Double Cream Strained Yogurt has significantly varied nutritional values to plain yoghurt. It contains double the protein and 3 times the fat of regular yoghurt – this makes it an ideal substitute and ingredient in cooking and baking, The higher fat content means it can withstand higher temperatures and will resist curdling. It also contains half the carbohydrate content of normal yoghurt making this the ideal yogurt choice for people following a banting or paleo diet.
Both of our yoghurts are completely clean. They contain no additives, preservatives, thickeners, stabilisers or emulsifiers. They contain no sugar and no milk powder – this is often an ingredient which is added to provide a thicker yoghurt. The ingredients are simply raw whole milk and live probiotic cultures.
Traditional vs Commercial
We are often asked about the price of our yoghurt compared to other commercially produced and cheaper Greek style yoghurt or Double Cream yoghurts. Mostly the texture of commercially produced yoghurts is achieved by the addition of thickeners, stabilizers and emulsifiers. Our yoghurt, however, is made the traditional way where the yoghurt is strained in large muslin bags for a number of hours depending on the consistency you require and desire.
Double Cream Strained Yoghurt Nutritional Values
Energy (kj) 478.15
of which total sugar 2.47
of which fructose <0.5
of which sucrose <0.5
of which lactose 2.47
of which maltose <0.5
Total fat 6.76
of which saturated 4.22
of which trans 0.21
of which polyunsat 0.23
of which monounsat 1.75
OMEGA 3 <0.1 – neg
OMEGA 6 0.17
Dietary Fibre <0.5
Total sodium 36.02mg
with live probiotic cultures
Kefir (correctly pronounced kuh-fear) is our ‘health bomb in a bottle product’! Kefir is a yoghurt-like, fermented drink that originated in the Caucasus Mountains in Eastern Europe and has been consumed for thousands of years.
It is a cultured enzyme and probiotic rich food which enhances the colonization of healthy bacteria in your digestive tract. Kefir is sometimes known as the ‘The Superfood’ because of its many health benefits and the fact that it contains about 30 strains of probiotics. The fermentation process causes it to have a tangy taste with a bit of a ‘fizz’ , hence the nickname ‘Dairy Champagne’.
Because of the proliferation of so many healthy probiotics, it will not ‘go off’ per say, but will become VERY tangy and fizzy if you leave it too long and the lid may pop because of the CO2 produced during the fermentation process.
Kefir is drunk, sipped or added to smoothies and other foods for many reasons by people looking to take advantage of its many health benefits.
There are a multitude of health benefits of kefir which have been proven through numerous research projects and studies around the world. Some of these benefits are:
IMPROVEMENT OF DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Because Kefir contains a wide variety of probiotics, which are known to be beneficial to maintaining and restoring the balance of intestinal microflora, it helps with problems such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating and gastritis
Studies have shown that the probiotic Lactobacillus kefiri, which is unique to Kefir can inhibit the growth of various harmful bacteria, including Salmonella, E. Coli and ulcers caused by Heliobacter Pylori infection and fights IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
Kefir is also known to alleviate and help fight reflux and bile production.
Kefiran which is a type of carbohydrate found in Kefir, also has antibacterial properties.
IMPROVES BONE HEALTH & LOWERS RISK OF OSTEOPOROSIS
Ensuring adequate calcium intake is one of the most effective ways to improve bone health and slow the progression of osteoporosis. Because our Kefir is made from cows milk it is a great source of calcium.
Kefir made from full-fat dairy is not only a great source of calcium, but also Vitamin K2. This nutrient plays a central role in calcium metabolism and supplementing with it has been shown to reduce fractures by as much as 80%.
In certain studies it has been shown to assist with other musculo-skeletal disorders such as arthritis and gout.
BETTER TOLERATED BY LACTOSE INTOLERANT PEOPLE
For the lactose intolerant, Kefirs abundance of beneficial yeasts and various bacteria provide lactase which is an enzyme that consumes most of the lactose after the fermentation process.
The bacteria in Kefir turn the lactose into lactic acid lowering the amount of lactose in Kefir compared to milk. This is the reason why lactose intolerant people are able to tolerate Kefir better than milk.
OTHER BENEFITS OF KEFIR
Kefir can assist with weight loss and maintenance because of the lactose eating bacteria. This process continues in the gut assisting in breaking down sugar further.
It helps lower blood sugar which positively affects people diagnosed with diabetes.
It assists in calming the nervous system because Kefir contains tryptophan which is an essential amino acid that has been shown to calm the nervous system.
Studies have also shown that Kefir has an anti-inflammatory effect mainly in the gut treating IBS (Inflammatory Bowel Disease).
Please consult a GP should you have a medical condition.
from Lauren Bird - facebook post
” I have been using Milkwood Dairy’s Kefir for my son for the past couple of months. He has been undergoing chemotherapy and the Kefir has been an incredible support for his system. Not only does it boost and support his immune system, but it also keeps away nasty side effects like heartburn – by protecting the gut. We make delicious smoothies by adding fresh fruit, honey or peanut butter. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs a boost or wants to improve their gut health – which generally improves everything else.”
Our decadent, Milkwood Double Cream has been a hit since it was launched at the end of 2020! Made from the best milk, this 100% pure cream has no additives such as emulsifiers, thickeners, stabilisers or milk solids. You simply cannot go wrong with this velvety thick double cream. Easy to scoop out of the pot – no need for whipping!
Our pure and natural Milkwood Double Cream has so many different uses. Try it sweet as a topping for baked treats like apple pie, waffles or scones. Or equally yummy as an addition to savory foods like curry, soup or pasta sauces. For the more adventurous it is the perfect addition to a real Irish Coffee!
Currently our Milkwood Double Cream is only available from certain outlets.
true Cornish Clotted Cream
We owe this recipe to a true Cornishman who taught us this age old recipe for baking cream.
The process of carefully separating cream, baking until its just right and setting it to pure creamy perfection is more art than science. A process that brings us such pleasure – to produce an authentic, unique product that you wont find just anywhere.
The traditional crust of butter on top of the cream hides the perfect, scoop-able baked goodness beneath. Thick and creamy, this cream is something you just need to try. Even with just one ingredient – you will not be disappointed.
Simple but delicious, try adding it to a freshly made scone with some of your favourite jam. Remember though, to be truly traditional, our Milkwood Clotted Cream (Cornish Style) should be put on top of the jam! Or add it to a steaming bowl of mussels and white wine for a yummy savoury twist.
with live cultures
Labneh, also known as Lebanese Cream Cheese, is a Yoghurt Cheese and is made by further straining our delicious Double Cream Strained Yoghurt for 10 – 15 hours. This leaves a decadent, creamy yoghurt cheese containing live yoghurt cultures and which, like all of our other products, has no additives such as emulsifiers, thickeners, stabilisers or milk solids.
Because Milkwood Labneh is plain and has a high protein and fat content, it has many uses ranging from being used as a dip, to a spread for crackers, as well as being used in baking and cooking. Adding your own personal flavours such as Basil Pesto, Sweet Chilli or any exotic favour, brings some magic to a cheese platter!
Delicious labneh cheesecakes and other baked goods are possible with this high-quality product, which is why we supply a number of restaurants and deli’s in both the Western and Eastern Cape
rolled Labneh balls in a variety of spices
Delicious convenience packed for you. The Milkwood Rolled Labneh comes in a variety of aromatic herbs and spices, a perfect addition to a cheese and charcuterie board.