In 1890 our great-great-grandmother started making Cornish clotted cream in her farmhouse kitchen here in the heart of Cornwall. It was an instant hit with locals and she was soon ‘exporting’ it all the way to England, where top London food shops couldn’t get enough of this sumptuous Cornish delicacy.
Over 120 years on, we’re still crafting it the same way, by gently baking rich local cream until it’s thick, unctuous and thoroughly dollopable. Which is why it’s been awarded Protected Designation of Origin status, along with the likes of champagne and Parma ham.
For five generations, the Rodda family have preserved the unswerving quality of Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream.
They use quality fresh milk from Cornish cows on dedicated farms and a traditional process. With its cool, silky texture and unmistakable thick crust, our clotted cream is perfect for use in your tea lounges and restaurants, for complementing both hot and cold dishes, for fresh fruit salads, or for using as part of a recipe. With its golden crust and silky smooth taste, it is traditionally enjoyed in English Cream Tea, but is also the perfect accompaniment for strawberries, Christmas pudding or any dessert.
Supporting local farmers is key to everything we do. That’s why we source our milk off farms within just 30 miles of our creamery. All the farms are certified by the Red Tractor Farm Assurance Dairy. This means that you can be assured that we only use the best quality of milk available.
The crowning glory of Rodda’s has always been its delicious golden crust, which is especially rich and delicate because of the quality of our milk and the way we bake it. The crust is a sign of quality and rather like gold-top milk, where all the tastiest bits rise to the surface. It’s a protective seal of freshness for the delicious, silky cream below and it’s how you know you’ve got the real deal.
It stands for Protected Designation of Origin and it’s an award given by the European Commission, designed to protect traditional, regional foods against imitation. For chefs and lovers of fine foods, it’s a guarantee of quality and authenticity.
If you see the words ‘Cornish clotted cream’ on a label, you can be sure that the product inside has been made from our distinctively rich and creamy local milk (a product of the lush pastures, sea breezes and subtropical climate) and with the traditional cooking method we’ve been using here in Cornwall for generations.
Making Cornish Clotted Cream since 1890. Crafting it in the same way , by gently baking rich local cream until it's thick, unctuous and thoroughly dollopable, just like Grandma did 125 years ago.