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Macroom Buffalo Cheese Products

Macroom Buffalo Cheese Products

Macroom Buffalo has Ireland’s first and only herd of milking water Buffalo. The Farm is owned by Buffalo farmer Johnny and his wife Geraldine. They produce a variety of cheeses including Mozzarella, Greek-style salad cheese, and Haloumi.

In October 2009, Johnny purchased 31 Buffaloes from Italy and was the first milking herd of Buffalo in Ireland. He now has a herd of over 200 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 now milk over 75 Buffalo, which are calving all year round to ensure 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 renowned ‘Desmond’ and ‘Gabriel’ cheese. Sean has almost 30 years’ experience in making hard cheese and with the assistance of Italian cheese makers, he has now diversified into making soft cheeses such as Mozzarella.

Macroom buffalo Mozzarella is made from fresh Buffalo milk produced on the farm which is turned into cheese and dispatched that same day. Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella has already made a name for itself in gourmet and food circles all over the country. They are available in most of the major supermarkets across Ireland and also service the foodservice sector which means the cheese is on all high-quality Irish restaurant menus.

Halloumi

Milk type: Buffalo
Style: Fresh cheese and soft cheese
Flavour: Mild
Paste: White and semi-hard
Age: 9 months
Rennet: Vegetarian
Season available: Available all year
Made with raw milk: No

Mozzarella

Milk type: Buffalo
Style: Fresh cheese and soft cheese
Flavour: Mild
Paste: White and soft
Age: 3 weeks
Format: 125g
Season available: Available all year
Made with raw milk: No

Greek Style Salad Cheese

Milk type: Buffalo
Style: Fresh cheese and soft cheese
Flavour: Mild
Paste: White and crumbly
Age: 12 months
Rennet: Vegetarian
Season available: Available all year
Made with raw milk: No

Ricotta Cheese

Milk type: Buffalo
Style: Fresh cheese and soft cheese
Flavour: Mild
Paste: White and curdy texture
Age: 3 weeks
Format: 200g
Rennet: Vegetarian
Season available: Available all year
Made with raw milk: No