Making 150 years of proud Irish dairy farming a family tradition. In the countryside surrounding the picturesque town of Kanturk, in the Duhallow region of County Cork, Mary Burns’s grass-fed cows enjoy green pastures, a natural diet and year-round temperate weather. As a result, Mary’s happy cows produce milk rich in beta-carotene, which churns out butter of an exceptional golden color.
A farmhouse cheese-maker since the 1970’s, Mary and her son Gerald are proud to maintain the 150 year old family tradition (passed on by her late-husband Eugene Burns) as Irish dairy farmers.
Milk from the Burns farm, as well as from neighboring farms, is pooled and churned at the local creamery. Together with other co-operatives of dairy farmers and creameries throughout Ireland, these amazing butters and cheeses are produced and sold under the Kerrygold™ brand.
Not one to talk your ear off about her pedigreed Friesian cows, a visit to the Burns family farm will more likely include an invitation to tea where Mary’s famous Irish scones are served hot from the oven with homemade butter and jam. According to Mary, the secret is all in the butter: “Don’t forget the Irish butter. It has a true creamy texture and a smooth flavor that makes these scones taste their best.” We couldn’t agree more!