Green Pastures (Donegal)

Membership approved until 1st May 2018

Business Background


Product Range
Fresh Milk – Whole, Low Fat, Skimmed, Fresh Cream, Buttermilk, Cream Cheese – Assisted Fat Levels, Sour Cream – Full Fat, Low Fat, Crème Fraîche, Mascarpone, Full Fat Natural Yoghurt, Low Fat Natural Yoghurt, Greek Style Yoghurt and Quark.

Specialists In
Fresh milk, fresh cream and buttermilk. It also supplies cultured dairy products, including soft cheese, sour cream, crème fraîche, natural yoghurts and Greek style yoghurts.



Based on the edge of the village of Convoy in Co. Donegal, this family-owned dairy business began in 1989. The company was started by John Molloy after he moved from a site in Sligo to a new manufacturing plant in Convoy – one of the best traditional dairy farming areas in Ireland.

A business inspired by family tradition, Green Pastures uses modern technology, innovation and know-how to produce great tasting healthy dairy products that are convenient for the end user.

Currently, it processes and supplies private label milk, cream, buttermilk, sour cream and crème fraîche to one of Ireland’s leading retailers, together with its own Cool and Yeats Country branded range of products.

Green Pastures also supplies bulk formats to B2B and foodservice customers in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Raw Material Sourcing

  • Source raw material from suppliers with recognised certifications, such as the Bord Bia Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme.
  • Engage with farmers on areas such as animal welfare and biodiversity.
  • Develop sustainability initiatives with suppliers.

Manufacturing Processes

  • Energy: Reduction initiatives.
  • Waste: Initiatives to prevent/reduce waste and packaging reduction.
  • Water: Reduce consumption, minimise contamination and prevent pollution.

Social Sustainability

  • Community initiatives.
  • Employee well-being.

Unique Selling Points

Green Pastures works closely with food manufacturers to develop, trial, manufacture, process and supply a number of products – including cheese ingredients, dessert bases, dips, sauces and ingredients – with the flexibility of limited production runs.

The food technologists work with manufacturing customer’s NPD teams to develop, trial and supply solutions to improve taste, texture, functionality, consistency, shelf life and quality, while seeking to achieve specific nutritional requirements and clean labelling.

Green Pastures are situated in one of the best traditional farming areas in Ireland, with a clean unspoilt environment and lush grazing pastures necessary for grass-based production.

Awards & Accreditations

Over 100 awards received since 2011, including Great Taste Awards, World Cheese Awards, Blas na hÉireann Awards, Irish Food & Drink Awards and International Cheese Awards.

BRC Grade A, IOFGA, M&S.

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