International cheese award for Cork's buffalo farmer

International cheese award for Cork's buffalo farmer

Johnny Lynch of Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella and 'Black Beauty', a member of his West Cork herd.

Mozzarella cheese made from buffalo milk on a Cork farm has won a major international cheese award.

Johnny Lynch runs Macroom Buffalo alongside his wife Geraldine, making prize-winning buffalo mozzarella in the heart of the Irish countryside. 

His mozzarella is sold in Aldi stores across Ireland. The specially Selected Irish Buffalo Mozzarella Pearls beat 5,000 cheeses from across the globe at the annual International Cheese & Dairy Awards.

The International Cheese and Dairy Awards celebrate the best in cheese and dairy products from producers and retailers across the globe, with producers from 27 countries competing at this year’s awards.

Johnny Lynch has said the lush grass of their West Cork farm is perfect for Ireland’s first and only herd of milking water buffalo.

Aldi’s Group Buying Director John Curtin said: “This award win is further proof that Aldi not only offers the best dairy products in Ireland, but some of the very best in the world. Well done to everyone involved and particularly our supplier, Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella. The quality of their products is second to none.” 

This is the second time this month that Aldi has taken home a global award for its products. Aldi’s own-brand Specially Selected Irish Angus Fillet Steak also won the World’s Best Fillet at the World Steak Challenge 2019.

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