Wessex Mill are a small family flour mill based in Wantage, Oxfordshire. The Munsey family have been milling Oxfordshire for over a 100 years. The mill is currently run by fourth-generation flour miller Paul, with his daughter Emily studying to become a miller as well.
Wessex Mill's flour is milled using local wheat that they collect themselves from farms surrounding the mill. They ensure that only the best wheat with high quality gluten is selected, by testing samples before we bring any into the mill. Being a small mill means they can store the wheats from each farm separately without batching. This allows them to carefully select the wheats that they mix together for the grist to produce quality consistent flour.
Wessex Mill is a traditional roller milling process, as opposed to the modern energy intensive method of debranning the wheat before grinding it into flour. They mill their flour slowly; this means the flour doesn't heat up as much as other flour mills, preventing the protein from damage.
The consistency of Wessex Mill's flour is down to buying good wheat. The area around their mill produces some of the best wheats in the UK. Wessex Mill buy from local farms and picks up the wheat with their own lorries.
You can find the names of the farms that Wessex Mill use on the packet.