Macroom Buffalo has Ireland’s first and only milking herd of Water Buffalo.
In October 2010, Farmer Johnny purchased 31 Buffaloes from Italy. He now has a herd of over 150 animals on his 150 acre farm based in Cill na Martra near Macroom in County Cork and the animals are thriving in the Irish environment. They milk over 60 Buffalo, which are calving all year round which ensures a consistent supply of milk.
Johnny has recently set up his own company Macroom Buffalo Cheese Products Ltd and is now producing cheese in a new state of the art production facility on the farm. He has enlisted the help of cheese maker Sean Ferry of the renound ‘Desmond’ and ‘Gabriel’ cheese. Sean has almost 30 years experience in making hard cheese and with assistance of Italian cheese makers he has now diversified into making soft cheeses such as Mozzarella.
A visit to the farm includes a Farm Tour and a tasting of 100% Irish Buffalo Cheese. This unique farm visit is always popular with families looking to get up close to the animals, active retired groups and people with a passion for real natural food.
All tours must be pre-booked ideally at least 7 days in advance.
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