Joe and Caroline Daly set up Valentia Island Farmhouse Dairy ten years ago on Valentia Island. They make and sell high-quality yogurt and ice cream to hotels in County Kerry including the 5-star Europe Hotel and Resort in Killarney.
Their products (including buttermilk) are made from the milk that comes from a herd of 70 pedigree Holstein Friesian cows who graze on Valentia Island on grasses flavoured by the wash of the Atlantic ocean.
‘We add cream to our milk to make our ice cream’, says Joe. ‘We also have an ice cream parlour on the farm’. It’s been so successful that they had to extend it in the last year. They sell pancakes and desserts with a healthy dollop of Valentia Island Farmhouse Dairy Ice Cream!