Sarah Mayor is the daughter of Roger and
Mary Mead, who started Yeo Valley at Holt
Farm in 1961 with 30 cows and the odd sheep.
Mary opened a tea room and the clotted cream
they made for it meant there was lots of
skimmed milk left over. So they tried making
yogurt . . . and people seemed to like it.
They still do – and the Mead family is still
living and working at Holt Farm today. She is the author of The Great British Farmhouse Cookbook.