The Buffalo Farm was born in the spring of 2005 when 6th generation farmer, Steve Mitchell, introduced a small herd of water buffalo to Clentrie Farm.
Following in the footsteps of Robert Mitchell who began farming in the early 1800s, Steve’s passion was always cows but with Scotland already brimming with a wealth of quality beef producers, he wanted to do something deliciously different.
From humble beginnings selling meat and burgers at local farmers markets, The Buffalo Farm is now a multi award-winning butchery and, thanks to the support of our Founders, the home of Scottish Buffalo mozzarella and ice cream. Our once small heard now spans over 500 water Buffalo, the largest heard in Scotland.
Good animal husbandry and high welfare standards are at the heart of all we do. Our Buffalo are free to roam & graze the lush green pastures surrounding Clentrie Farm, which provide a plentiful supply of grass- the key ingredient for our deliciously different range.
Milking takes places twice a day in our state of the art milking parlour and within hours our highly skilled Cheesemakers turn our rich & creamy buffalo milk into our award-winning cheese & ice cream.
What makes our Buffalo range even more appealing is the naturally high level of protein in Buffalo meat along with lower cholesterol and less than 50% of the saturated fats found in traditional beef!
Find out more about the health benefits of Buffalo meat here.
Perhaps the reason for their excellent flavour is their lack of exposure to many of the modern intensive farming practices, making them technically the same animals they were thousands of years ago.
Award Winning Products
Over the years we have been immensely proud to win numerous awards for our unique range.
This year so far we were delighted to win Best in Class at the Virtual Cheese Awards, along with Gold for our Mozzarella & Silver for our Pure Buffalo Ice Cream at the Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards and award season isn't over yet so watch this space!
Our previous awards include 2-Star Great Taste Awards for our Buffalo Steak Pie and Black Pudding and a 1-Star Great Taste Award for our Buffalo Tuscan Burgers in 2018.
Our Buffalo fillet steak also won the Best Meat Category at the Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Awards in 2016. Not to mention being crowned Pork Sausage Champion in 2017 for our Pork Sausages and the numerous Scottish Craft Butchers awards for our steak pies, scotch pies, steak burgers and sausage rolls! To see our full range of award-winning products, click here.
The Farm Shop & Butchery
Alongside our award-winning buffalo meat, mozzarella & ice cream we have a stunning selection of multi-award-winning pies, steaks, meat packs, oven ready meals and more, accompanied by a choice range of vegetables, stocks, spices, preserves, cheeses and the obligatory sweet & savoury treats. There's plenty to choose from to suit all budgets at Boglily Steading.
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Can't find what you're looking for? We're always keen to hear what you'd like to see stocked & our team of experienced butchers are on hand to provide any cut you require!
Our cosy Cafe - the Bothy - opened in July 2018. As well as serving delicious coffee and cakes, the hearty breakfast and mouth-watering lunch menus showcase many of our award-winning meat products, which are also available to buy in the shop. All ingredients are also locally sourced. Whether you fancy a sandwich, toastie, or something more filling like one of our mouth-watering burgers, we've got you covered! Click here to check out our menu now.
We have quite a few permanent guests here at Boglily who we keep as pets and they all love meeting our visitors!
We have a group of Pygmy goats as well as their adorable kids - they're very friendly and love attention! We also have 2 adult emus, Bog and Lily, and of course our beautiful buffalo! So, make sure you bring the kids along on your next visit - our animals are sure to keep them entertained.