The beginnings of the Australian Buffalo Milking and Cheese industry started in Camperdown Victoria when the Haldanes imported buffalo from Italy and Bulgaria in the mid 1990’s. Roger and Sue started their buffalo cheese making under the Purrumbete label. When they out grew the factory in Camperdown they built a factory in Yambuk and in 2000 they shifted the family, herd and processing to the banks of the Shaw RIver.
The business is very much a family affair. Roger and Sue Haldane are still very hands on in the running and promotion of the business.
With five children there was never a shortage of helping hands with all of the livestock adventures the family have been involved in. Their middle daughter Thea manages the admin, manufacturing and promotional side of the business & her husband Andrew Royal, spent many years as chief cheese maker and manager at the factory before moving onto other things. Son Ewan manages the livestock, export and oversees the farm management. Eldest daughter Amy manages the Haldane Icelandic horse stud and moonlights with her other sisters Skye and Erin, helping out with marketing, cheese tastings and promotions.