If you grew up in the country, you probably remember the joy of fresh milk. Even if you didn’t keep cows yourself, neighbors were always trying to give away their extra milk. One of my favourite memories is my cow’s (named Candy) daily supply of milk. We had so much milk, cream and also made our own butter. My mother frequently made soft cheeses too. There was often muslin cloth hung over the bathtub straining cheese.
In London (and many other cities), it is possible to have fresh milk delivered to your doorstep from local farms. It even arrives in glass bottles that are collected and re-filled. And you can often have free-range eggs, yoghurt and cheese delivered too. In East London, Parker Dairies offers free-delivery and collection of used glass bottles.