We're proud to represent Burraduc Buffalo, a 2019 National Gold Medallist 2018 NSW State Finalist in the annual Delicious Produce Awards. We've been working with them since May 2017, not long after the farm dairy was licensed to operate.
Most dairy products are made off-farm with milk shipped in from elsewhere. Burraduc Buffalo Dairy, owned and run by Andrei and Elena Swegen, at Bungwahl on the mid-NSW coast, is a rare farmhouse dairy where the entire process is contained on the farm. The Riverine buffalo are born, bred and milked on the farm and Elena Swegen makes her exquisite cheeses and yoghurt in the dairy next to the milking yard. It takes great skill to do it all - breed and raise animals, manage the pastures and make artisan dairy products from the milk - not many people can do it.
About Buffalo milk products
Compared to cows’ milk, buffalo milk contains 43% less cholesterol, 62% more calcium, 40% more protein and contains high levels of the antural antioxidant tocopherol. Buffalo milk can be suitable for people with cow milk allergies.
About Burraduc Farm
Burruduc Farm is the only NSW water buffalo dairy that is producing fresh milk and artisan cheeses by traditional methods in an A grade facility on the farm. It's a family-owned business wanting to showcase the full cycle of on-farm organic primary production: healthy soils and nutritious pastures enjoyed by healthy animals that are treated with love and respect, which produce wholesome clean milk, which is then turned into fresh dairy products using traditional methods.
The water buffalo herds are organically managed and pastured all year. Calves are allowed to stay with their mothers and graze freely and Elena and Andrei practice conservation agriculture and treat the ecosystem that supports us with the utmost respect.
Burruduc Farm is predator-friendly and does not endorse the killing of native or introduced wildlife.