We buy our raw cows milk from Michael Dorney in Kilnaglory, Ballincollig. Michael is a winter milker who grows the majority of his fodder for his herd. This makes fantastic milk all year round with high milk solids that are perfect for great mozzarella. Michael has also adopted the young buffalo herd and will be milking them next year in his spare time.
Michael milks Friesians, but has started a programme of breeding in Fleckveighs, a cow native to the Eastern Alps. They are a huge draught animal that produces excellent cheesemaking milk. We are also beginning a testing regime to have all of the herd producing A2 milk within the next nine years.