Local food in the Cheshire Peak District

Blaze farm are pioneers in a natural milk which can be drunk without side effects by some people who traditionally suffer from milk intolerance.  The Farm makes home made ice cream and has an Ice Cream Parlour and Tea Room.    There is a huge selection of ice creams made with the farm’s own milk.  The tea room has a selection of cakes, soup, sandwiches and toasties.  The Ice Cream Parlour and Tea Rooms are open Tuesday-Sunday throughout the year plus Bank Holiday Mondays.

A few minutes walk from the farm is the Rose and Crown Inn at Algreave.   A CAMRA award winning pub stocking local ales and a wide selection of good pub food on their bar menu. The Rose and Crown is within walking distance of the camping barn.

Further away the Crag Inn in Wildbourclough has a bar menu and The Stanley Arms at the other end of Wildbourclough serves good food.  Buxton and Macclesfield are both a 20 minute drive away with good selections of chain and independent pubs and restaurants.

Blaze Farm A2 Milk

Blaze Farm, home of Underbank Camping Barn, are pioneers in a natural milk which can be drunk without side effects by many people who traditionally suffer from milk intolerance. There are two types of protein in cows milk A1 and A2. The protein A1 can cause lactose intolerance in some people. Some cows naturally produce milk with only one of these proteins and by selective breeding, Blaze Farm have produce a herd of 100% A2 milk producing cows. This means that if the A1 protein is causing your milk intolerance, you will be able drink A2 milk without any side effects. A2 milk is available in many supermarkets and if you fancy an escape to the Peak District plan a stay at Underbank Camping Barn and buy the milk on the farm. Blaze farm also make ice cream with their A2 milk although at the moment they need to use bought-in cream to make the Ice Cream which does contain the A1 protein.