Cotswold Gold was founded in 2010 by Charlie Beldam after graduating from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Charlie’s ambition was to develop a British alternative to olive oil that would be both healthy and sustainable.
The company produces extra virgin cold pressed rape seed oil using grain grown on Charlie’s family farm in Gloucestershire. The oil is extracted using traditional cold pressing methods that preserve the nutritional content of the grain to create a delicately flavoured and vibrantly coloured oil.
Cotswold Gold can be used for all cooking needs from dressings, dips and marinades through to high temperature pan and deep frying, making it the most versatile oil on the market. As well as having a loyal following in households across the UK, Cotswold Gold is a staple in many restaurants and kitchens of top chefs including Raymond Blanc, Martin Blunos, James Martin, Tom Sellers and Simon Rogan.
Cotswold Gold is a healthy alternative to other cooking oils on the market because of its range of nutritional benefits including: high levels of omegas 3, 6, 9 and vitamin E, less than half the saturated fat of olive oil and very low cholesterol levels (0.1%).
A range of Cotswold Gold products have been developed including naturally infused cold pressed rapeseed oils including lemon, chilli, garlic, basil, dill, rosemary and a smoked oil as well as an award winning white truffle oil and an extremely popular range of ‘Drizzle’ dressings designed for salads, stir-frys and marinades. There is also a range of delicious Cotswold Gold mayonnaise.
The full product range is available to buy directly through the Cotswold Gold website . Please contact the office directly on 01386584748 for trade, retail, wholesale and commercial enquiries where volumes of 5 litres, 25 litres and 1000 litres are available.
Cotswold Gold aims to operate a zero waste policy by using its waste oil for bio-diesel and its remnant grain husks for animal feed.
The quality of Cotswold Gold products and the innovation in their production has been recognised in both the food and agriculture industry with accolades including awards for ‘Food Product and Food Business of the Year’ to ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’.
As well as oil production Cotswold Gold also manufactures and bottles products for other artisan brands, including, salad dressings, sauces, ketchup, mayonnaise and rubs – please contact the office for more information on this side of the business.