ABOUT THE CHEESEMAKER
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 a variety of flavourful and nourishing food products is an interesting aspect of the work for her.
Since early childhood, she had pleasure in experiencing food processing, and the cheese making was one more aspect for her to discover. The cows in White Valley certainly give their best, and to make the best out of their best, is her commitment.
FROM GRASS-FED COW'S MILK
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 and that's why their rich milk has that something extra that grass-fed has to offer.