Milkwood Dairy is a business partnership between two families that came about because of our mutual desire to find a natural, delicious, preservative and sugar free yogurt for our children. We are committed to producing and using the best, and most natural products found in and around our beautiful Garden Route.
The Farmers – Phillip and Georgie Muller
Phillip has been farming the Milkwood herd in partnership with his father John for the last 20 years on our farm at Geelhoutboom, just outside George.
The Producers – Tarryn and Garry Hampson
Tarryn has a passion for creating healthy food that tastes delicious. Her culinary talents, combined with a degree in biochemistry make her the ideal person to bring you the best and most wholesome range of dairy products. She lives in George with her husband Garry and two children.
Milkwood Dairy Farm is situated near George in the garden route, beneath the Outeniqua mountains.
Our close proximity to both the sea and our beautiful mountain range allows for a moderate climate and sufficient rainfall, which together enable us to grow beautiful lush pastures year round.
At Milkwood we strive towards a more sustainable, biological farming system, doing our best to work with nature and not against it. We feed soil life, balance soil minerals and utilize minimum tillage when establishing pastures.
Our herd of much loved Holstein Frieslands graze a staple diet of rye grass, clover, Lucerne and kikuyu pasture all year round. The herd is unique in that all cows bloodlines can be traced back to the original 17 cows when the herd was established in 1957, and no female animals have been bought into the herd ever since. To this day every cow on the farm has its own name, not a number as is normally the case.
The high quality milk they produce is wholesome, nutritious and guaranteed rBST hormone free.
Although Milkwood is a very young company, we have already established a reputation of bringing you the highest quality product that is not only good for you, but delicious as well!
Only the Best Ingredients
Milkwood Dairy guarantees only the best ingredients. Our delicious Gourmet Greek Style Yoghurts contain only fresh milk and live cultures in line with our desire to bring you wholesome, natural products free of all the commercial additives such as thickeners, stabilisers, sugar, preservatives and flavourants
GOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDS
All of our products contain live cultures to bring you the healthiest options in dairy products. Our yoghurts have live probiotic cultures whilst our kefir (the correct pronounciation is kuh-fear) is made with a mix of beneficial yeast and bacteria. A healthy and natural alternative!
Everything by Hand
Using traditional methods of straining plain yoghurt, we are able to bring you the thick creamy textured yoghurt so many people have come to love. We are proud to say that the entire process from pasture, to calf, to milk and finally to yoghurt, is managed by Milkwood and we able to maintain the highest quality product through this process. This is unique in this industry.