Brakes Scotland – A Taste of Italy

Brakes Scotland launches award-winning Scottish buffalo mozzarella.

Industry news
Published: 14/02/2024

Brakes Scotland, a leading distributor of high-quality food products to the Scottish foodservice industry, is excited to announce its partnership with The Buffalo Farm, a renowned producer of authentic buffalo mozzarella and Ciliegine. This exciting collaboration expands Brakes Scotland's commitment to growing their local range and showcasing outstanding Scottish products.

Located in the heart of Scotland in Kirkcaldy, The Buffalo Farm has gained a reputation for producing exceptional buffalo dairy products. In 2005 6th generation farmer, Steven Mitchell, wanted to do something deliciously different and introduced a small herd of water buffalo to Clentrie Farm. From humble beginnings, The Buffalo Farm has become home to over 500 water Buffalo, the largest herd in Scotland. Now a multi award-winning producer, they employ highly skilled cheesemakers in their state-of-the-art facility to produce the very best quality products.

Their buffalo mozzarella is known for its creamy texture and delicate flavour. Plus, their Ciliegine, a small and delightful version of the mozzarella, has become culinary favourites for chefs and food enthusiasts alike, including Nick Nairn and Gordon Ramsay. The Buffalo Farms’ commitment to sustainable and ethical farming practices align perfectly with Brakes Scotland’s values, ensuring that customers receive high-quality products with a focus on animal welfare and environmental responsibility.

Ewan Harvie, Commercial Development Coordinator for Brakes Scotland added “We are thrilled to partner with The Buffalo Farm and bring their exquisite buffalo mozzarella and Ciliegine to our customers. We are confident that these products will provide chefs and foodservice professionals in Scotland with exceptional ingredients to create unforgettable dishes. This partnership is a testament to our ongoing commitment to sourcing the finest products for our customers.”

Brakes Scotland and The Buffalo Farm were first introduced at the Scotland Food & Drink Supplier Showcase event on the 17th of May 2023. Helen Wallace, UK Market Development Manager at Scottish Food & Drink said “‘A critical part of our work at Scotland Food & Drink is forging the connections that help our members and industry thrive. The partnership with Brakes Scotland and The Buffalo Farm is a great example of the effectiveness of both our Sourcing Scotland event and our programme of supporting graduate roles focused on Scottish Sourcing in key buying businesses, including Brakes Scotland.  We look forward to watching both businesses grow together.”

Steven Mitchell, Managing Director from The Buffalo Farm says “It’s really important for the future of Scottish Buffalo mozzarella that we make this fantastic product as accessible as possible. Partnering with Brakes allows us to reach an incredible range of businesses and chefs so it’s really exciting for me and our team to see what venues and events our mozzarella will pop on the menu”.

Customers can now place orders for The Buffalo Farm’s mozzarella and Ciliegine through Brakes Scotland. For more information or to enquire about product availability, please visit

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