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German-born Irma was drawn to agriculture and cheese-making in the Swiss Alps in her mid-twenties. With her family of four children she immigrated to the Okanagan in 2011, starting their cheese-making business on their little acreage outside Lumby.

Irma enjoys the challenges related to making cheese and dairy products. Transforming the rich grass-fed milk into variety of flavourful and nourishing food products is an interesting aspect for her.. Since her childhood she found joy in outdoor activities, and cheese-making as part of a grass root agriculture was one more interest to discover.


After moving to Canada the circumstances of their cheese making operation changed.. Currently, the milk is picked up weekly from the Smit's farm in Lumby, where the cows have access to open pasture.


The cows in White Valley certainly give their best, and to make the best out of their best, is her commitment.



The milk gets picked up several times a week from a local farm in Lumby where the cows like to spend their time inside and outside of the barn. From April to October, they graze on open pasture to promote their rich and delicious milk has that is prominent in all White Drop products

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