Water Buffalo Products

Water Buffalo Milk

Perfect Choice for Dairy Products

Water buffalo milk is thick and rich and nutritionally balanced. Pure white, velvety smooth and slightly sweet, water buffalo milk's distinctive body and textural characteristics set it apart from other milks and make it the perfect choice for an endless array of dairy products.

Traditionally, water buffalo milk has been used for diverse products:

  • cheeses such as mozzarella, paneer and pickled cheeses from the Middle East
  • butter and kefir
  • yogurt, ice cream and gelato
  • bakery goodies

There is no limit to the possibilities.

Natural Pastures Cheese Company

Traditional and Inspired

Natural Pastures has partnered with the BCWBPA and purchases milk from three of its dairy farms to process into a growing list of traditional and inspired buffalo cheeses. 

Located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Natural Pastures Cheese Company has been owned and operated by the Smith family since 2001. Their award-winning Mozzarella di Bufala Fairburn was the first product made in Canada with water buffalo milk. 

They were so pleased with the result that their Master Cheesemaker went on to create pearly white Bocconcini di Bufala, the ever popular Water Buffalo Brie and an award-winning, rich Buffalo Paneer. Coming soon you will find Buffeta (buffalo feta), Buffalo Cream Cheese, Buffalo Yogurt, gelato, ice cream and a variety of hard cheeses.

Our water buffalo farms are very proud to produce milk for this highly regarded, award-winning company. 

Natural Pastures Cheese Company water buffalo products are available at:

  • Their Cheese Shop, 635 McPhee Avenue in downtown Courtenay
  • Comox Valley Farmers' Market 
  • Coleman Meadows Farm
  • Grocery stores and specialty cheese shops on Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland (B.C.)

For more information about Natural Pastures, visit their website: NaturalPastures.com

Water Buffalo Meat

Lean and Tender

Island Bison Ranch located in Black Creek, British Columbia added water buffalo meat to their list of meat products. You can find their tender, lean water buffalo meat at:

  • Their farm gate store
  • Comox Valley Farmers' Market
  • Select retail stores and restaurants on Vancouver Island (see list on their website)
  • Online through their website: IslandBison.com 

Other value-added, water buffalo options produced by Island Bison Ranch include soap and leather products.

Coleman Meadows Farm also provides meat through their on-farm market and local restaurants and retail health food outlets.