The heart of the Farm
Our herd of more than 350 Holstein cows are at the heart of everything we do at Almnäs. It’s thanks to them that we produce such an array of wholesome, organic products. We grow the cows’ feed right here on the farm, and the manure they produce goes directly back to the fields to nourish the next harvest. It’s a cycle that keeps Almnäs thriving.
We employ 25 people just to keep our cows well cared for. The cows, heifers, and calves need to be looked after and fed every day of the year, and during the chilly winter months we make sure they have a roof over their heads.
The result is a unique, natural product – milk that bears the distinct terroir of our farm. This is what we use to make our cheeses; nothing else.
Our milk is one hundred percent organic — we follow KRAV’s rules for organic milk production. Farming this way is based on a simple philosophy. Animals should be able to follow their natural behaviour as much as possible; this means grazing them on 2570 acres of open fields. We’ve been doing things this way for nearly two decades. Every spring, when we introduce the cows back into the pasture, it re-affirms our belief that this is the way farming should be.