Double 8 Dairy is one of only a few water buffalo dairies in North America, and it happens to be 10 miles from our creamery. Run by our friend Andrew Zlot, Double 8 Dairy was the first company in the United States to launch water buffalo gelato into the marketplace. When they are not busy turning all of their milk into gelato, we get to buy some of the excess milk and make our Buff Blue cheese with it. We think this is a pretty sweet deal.
Silva Family Dairy supplies us with 100% of our organic jersey cow milk. Bleating Heart's creamery is located in the same building as the dairy, so the milk only travels about 20 feet before reaching our cheese vat. The dairy was known as Marshall Home Ranch & Dairy when it first launched, and in 2014-2015 also supplied us with sheep milk. The union of the couple behind this rapidly growing dairy was born from a mutual love of the land, dairying, and each other.