Wholly Gelato

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Wholly Gelato

Emily produces artisan, Italian-style gelato made fresh from our own milk produced on the farm. The flavours are evolving and ever changing, reflecting the seasons and her interest in fresh food and fascinating flavour combinations.

We always have an abundant supply of our customer favourites, such as Wholly Milk (our ‘fior de latte’ – creamy, pure, fresh, clean flavour), Milk Chocolate, Sea Salted Caramel and many more but also offer a variety of weekly and seasonal specials. We ask our customers to enjoy and explore the seasonal and sometimes quirky flavour combinations – it’s what makes us unique.

Ollie wanted to bring our Wholly Cows special milk to you and he invested in a milk vending machine to do just that. It is gently pasteurised and unhomogenised. It is how it should be, with a cream line or shaken to mix it.

Buy a glass bottle for £2 – bring it back and re-use it every time. You can add a shot of syrup (50p) to make a delicious real milkshake (coins required for this).

Where do you begin? They say farming is in the blood, and I guess it must be. We have been at it all our lives – in spite of all the associated challenges, the passion to farm, produce great food, to love the land and the countryside, the animals and the seasons, is something that never leaves us. 50 years since Jerry arrived from Tetbury, and Jenni from Thornbury upon marriage, the next generation are continuing the tale through gelato and milk vending.

Jim (Jerry’s dad) came to this tenanted farm on the Elmore estate from Tetbury in 1970 with a handful of Friesians, from which Jim and Jerry slowly grew and cultivated the now, 180-strong herd we see today – a family of different colours, breeds, sizes and ages, all with their own quirks and foibles. We farm approximately 350 acres and our cows graze freely during the warmer months. We firmly believe that our cows are healthier and happier when grazing outdoors, living just as nature intended.

We sell our milk under the Pasture Promise banner, in collaboration with Free Range Dairy, an initiative which gives the consumer the choice over the product they buy – importantly it is a scheme where smaller family farms who allow their herds to graze for at least 6 months a year collaborate and work together to keep a more sustainable, traditional method of dairy farming alive .

Wholly Gelato and Wholly Milk are also members of the Happerley Transparent scheme. Free-range milk is naturally higher in CLA’s and other nutrients such as omega fatty acids, all of which can significantly benefit our health. The milk also carries a high percentage of the A2 gene, which has made consumption possible once again for those who thought they couldn’t have it – see Lorraine’s testimony. We sell the majority of our milk to a local family dairy – Cotteswold in Tewkesbury under the Pasture Promise label.

We feel truly blessed to farm the wonderful countryside of Gloucestershire’s Severn Vales. We love the land, the animals, and in line with our Christian faith and values, try to do the best with the resources we have been given.

We look forward to sharing our story with you when you visit.


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Gloucester GL2 3NT Barhouse Farm, Elmore, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 3NT, UK
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