Būf Creamery, an endeavor born out of love for the verdant pastures and fresh waters of South America, is a cheese company that has mastered the art of crafting fine cheeses from the milk of water buffaloes. The company's founders, who share deep agricultural roots, embarked on this journey in 2009. Their inspiration came from the enduring tradition of using water buffalo, especially the males, as draft animals in South American farming. With a profound affection for mozzarella and after numerous trips to Italy, they decided to undertake the ambitious task of creating this iconic cheese themselves.
What distinguishes Būf Creamery is the establishment of the first USDA Certified Organic Creamery in South America. This distinction highlights their unwavering commitment to creating cheeses of exceptional quality. Their product line includes an array of fresh mozzarellas, burrata, ricotta, and a unique grillable cheese, all known for their fresh, clean taste derived from the rich Andean Mountain grasses, wildflowers, and vegetation that the water buffalo feed on.
One of Būf's unique attributes is their exclusive use of 100% "fresh" grass-fed diets for their water buffalo, excluding hay, silage, or grain. This dietary choice lends their cheeses a remarkable flavor that resonates through every delectable bite. All Būf cheeses are "made to order," ensuring freshness and high quality, and are verified non-GMO. Except for burrata, all their offerings are lactose-free, making them accessible to a wide range of palates.
Among their offerings, the burrata stands out with its distinctive hand-tied knot on top and a luscious texture. This burrata has achieved recognition in both the United States and Europe, a testament to its exceptional quality. Beyond their cheeses, Būf Creamery is deeply committed to ethical practices, sustainability, and a passion for creating products with the freshest, cleanest ingredients. Their dedication to the environment, animal welfare, and treating all involved parties fairly echoes every aspect of their operations. When you savor Būf Creamery cheeses, you're experiencing more than just the taste of delicious dairy; you're enjoying the fruits of a heartfelt and conscientious journey that honors the land, animals, and people.