Summer Dairy near Carrowdore, Down Local Food Shops and Producers

There are 5 Summer Dairy listings around Carrowdore, Down on BigBarn.

Dairy mean free range eggs, cheese, milk, butter, cream, yoghurt, ice cream and sometimes even raw milk. Thousands of dairies have closed down over the last 30 years as ‘Cheap food’ policy and supermarket ‘loss leaders’ have forced down the price of milk to farmers. Those milk producers that have survived have usually got really big and use specially bred cows to reduce cost and increase production often at the cost of animal welfare. Other dairies have diversified and added value to their milk like making cheese. Did you know that we now have more varieties of cheese than the French?

Other dairies produce ice cream, yoghurt or sell their milk raw (unpasteurised, un-homogenised) to local people using a vending machine. These farmers have gone back to traditional breeds of cow that live longer, produce less milk but of a better quality. Selling direct can mean getting £1.50/litre instead of 25p market price.

If your local Dairy, or egg producer is not on our map please email their details to [email protected] and we will add you to our monthly prize draw.

  • City Cheese

    Hand-made Dutch Gouda-style cheeseThe first and only organicly certified cheese makers in Northern Ireland.City cheese is a small family business and...

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  • Glastry Farm Ice Cream Ltd.

    The Taylor family have been farming dairy cows and growing grass at Glastry Farm since 1856 with the fifth generation of the family now in charge.That...

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  • Clandeboye estate yoghurt

    Cows Milk YoghurtTesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Henderson Spar Group, Musgrave Group, Fortnum and Mason , Aldi Ireland and many independents.

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  • Kearney Blue Cheese At Farmview Dairies

    A truly spectacular blue cheeseAvailable at: Arcadia Deli Belfast, Sawers Deli Belfast, Homegrown Newtownards, Hastings Hotels, La Mon Hotel, Get Fres...

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  • Dale Farm Dairies

    Dale Farm is Northern Ireland’s leading dairy company owned by a cooperative of 1,300 dairy farmers and employing more than 1,000 people. We are proud...

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