Irish Organic Milk Producers Ltd (IOMP) t/a The Little Milk Company was established in March 2008 to act as the product development and marketing body for 10 organic milk producers located throughout Ireland. Collectively, their total milk pool is a very significant 3 million litres per annum (the total organic liquid milk market is estimated at 5 million litres including imports from Northern Ireland).
The Little Milk Company then begun to produce premium cheddars and soft cheeses. They are all made with local organic ingredients of the highest quality. The journey that the farmers have taken and that The Little Milk Company has taken up, is a story of sustainable food production, from local Irish sources, to create a range of products that taste great, are sustainable, good for the environment and are exported all over the world. The Little Milk Company now has multi award winning cheeses and is establishing a strong market at home and abroad.
By their nature the members of the IOMP/The Little Milk Company have shown a commitment to sustainability since they began organic farming. They have shown that they are willing to take action and farm in a sustainable way, mindful of animal husbandry and the effect we all can have on the land around us. This has a direct effect on their incomes, as they have fewer yields than conventional dairy farming, so their commitment to a more sustainable green way of farming and of life is seen by their actions every day.