Ewenity Dairy Co-operative was founded in 2001 by a small group of sheep milk producers working to provide a sustainable market for their members’ milk. In response to a small and difficult market, the members decided to make and sell sheep milk products themselves, creating the Ewenity trade name.
Over the past seven years, the business has evolved. The rich yogourt and creamy fresh cheese initially produced by the co-operative, are now only part of a much larger selection of yogourt, cheeses and ice-cream. As fewer Co-op members wished to be involved in production, the Co-op now buys and sells the milk, leaving processing and product development in the hands of Best Baa Dairy. This new cheese plant was built in
Elisabeth is the cheese maker and together with her husband Eric, the Bzikot’s balance caring for their flock, developing new products and expanding the sheep dairy market. Their son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Nicole, handle product distribution through farmer’s markets, retail stores, restaurants and special events.
Days are long but this tremendous family effort is rewarded by happy consumers of their delicious sheep milk products.