Frequently Asked Questions 

We are happy to answer any questions you might have about our products, here are a few of those most frequently asked, but if yours isn’t here please feel free to leave us a comment in the contact section. 

Where is Glenilen Farm based?

Glenilen Farm is based in the rolling hills of Drimoleague, Co Cork, Ireland.

How is yoghurt made?

Healthy live bacteria are added to our pasteurised milk and then incubated at a specific temperature to allow the bacteria to covert the lactose into lactic acid, which thickens the milk and transforms it into yoghurt.

Is Glenilen Farm a real farm?

Yes, the farm has been in Alan’s family for generations. In fact a lot more happens on Glenilen Farm aside from just making yummy yoghurts and dairy products. It is a hive of activity with pigs, chickens, dogs, cats, gardens, vegetable patches and much more!

Are your cows grass fed?

We get all our milk from grass fed cows in the local area. The cows are free to roam in the Summer months grazing the green grass that West Cork has to offer and are kept indoors during the very cold parts of the year and fed grass in the form of silage.

Is your yoghurt organic?

Our products are not organic, but they are all made with local Irish milk from grass fed cows.

Where can I buy your products in Ireland?

Our products are available in your local SuperValu, Tesco and Dunnes Stores and selected independents nationwide.

Where can I purchase your products in Northern Ireland?

Our products are available in your local SuperValu, Spar, Eurospar & Tesco.

Where can I purchase your products in the United Kingdom?

Our products are available in your local Booths, Budgens, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose & Whole Foods Market.

Where can I purchase your clotted cream?

Our clotted cream is available in selected independents nationwide.

Are all your products pasteurised?

Every dairy product produced on Glenilen Farm is pasteurised.

Are your yoghurts vegetarian?

All our yoghurts are vegetarian.

Are your cheesecakes vegetarian?

Our cheesecakes are not vegetarian as they are made with gelatine (pork origin), but this is something we are working on now so keep an eye out on our website and social media pages.

Are your products Gluten Free?

All our yoghurts are Gluten Free. Our cheesecakes are not Gluten Free as the base is made from non-gluten free digestives.

Are your products nut free?

Yes, our factory is a nut free area.

What would you recommend for a diabetic who is watching their sugar intake?

We have three delicious products that contact no added sugar. Our Live Natural Yoghurt Range has no added sugar, our Natural 0% Fat Greek Style Yoghurt has no added sugar and our new product Natural Kefir also has no added sugar.

Are your products safe for pregnant women?

Yes, all our products are completely safe for pregnant women, as our milk is pasteurised before use.

Can you freeze your cheesecakes?

We know that some of our customers regularly freeze our cheesecakes and they are perfectly safe to consume after freezing. However, we do not recommend freezing as we feel the texture of the product is just not as nice when defrosted.

Where does the sugar in your fruit yoghurts come from?

The sugar in our yoghurts is not all added sugar; it is made of the naturally occurring milk sugar called lactose, the naturally occurring fruit sugar called fructose and the minimum of added sugar.

Where does the sugar in your natural yoghurts come from?

The sugar in our yoghurts is not all added sugar; it is made of the naturally occurring milk sugar called lactose.

Do you have sugar free yoghurts?

Yes, our natural range contains absolutely no added sugar. This range currently includes Natural Live Yoghurt, 0% Fat Greek Style Natural Live Yoghurt and our Natural Kefir.

What’s the sugar content in your yoghurts?

The sugar content in our yoghurt varies from flavour to flavour but we strive to always keep it as low as possible. For example, our Raspberry yoghurt contains 8.7g of sugar per 100g, and our natural yoghurt contains 3.7g per 100g. Most of the sugar is naturally occurring in the forms of lactose in the milk, and fructose from the fruit. However, we do typically add a maximum of 5% sugar to our fruit yoghurts to ensure a great taste.

How much calcium is in your yoghurt?

Typically, our natural yoghurt contains 120mg calcium per 100g yoghurt. This means a 125g portion of our natural yoghurt contains almost 20% of an adult’s recommended daily intake of calcium.

Do you have dairy free yoghurts?

No, all our yoghurts are made with dairy milk.

What are the black bits in your Mango & Passionfruit cheesecake/yoghurt?

We often get queries as to what the black bits are in our mango & passion fruit products, and they are in fact, passion fruit seeds. They add a crunch to this particular flavour and we feel they really contribute to the authenticity of the product.

What does ‘live’ mean?

Live cultures refer to the micro-organisms found in foods such as yoghurt, which are beneficial for human health. These living organisms convert pasteurised milk to yoghurt during fermentation.

What live cultures does our yoghurt contain?

Lactobacillus Acidophilius and Bifidobacterium Lactis are live cultures the same as probiotics? Probiotics are a type of live culture, but live cultures are not always probiotic. The cultures used in our yoghurt are probiotic.

What are some benefits of consuming live yoghurt?
  • Helps digestion
  • Boosts immunity
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Source of protein
  • Rich source of calcium (the live cultures further help absorption of calcium already found in dairy). Read More
What is Kefir?

Kefir has been around for centuries. It is fermented yoghurt with 14 strains of live cultures. Our kefir is a source of protein, 0% fat and is the perfect gut friendly daily dose of goodness. Made on our farm in Drimoleague, West Cork, this kefir is made with a few simple ingredients. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

How much yoghurt do I have to eat to have a good gut?

Our yoghurts are full of gut friendly cultures that are great for gut health. Having one serving of our yoghurts a day or 3-4 times a week overtime will improve your gut health. This is a quick fix for any digestive issues it is simply a lifestyle choice made easier with our delicious range of yoghurts!

Is your packaging recyclable?

We are working on this, most of our packaging is recyclable and we are working on the packaging that is not recyclable as we are committed to sustainability. Read More

How can I get the cheesecake out of the packaging?

Many people don’t realise that our cheesecake packaging actually has a push up base making it easy to get the dessert out of the packaging in one piece. The handiest way to do this is to remove the outer sleeve and fi lm covering the top of the cheesecake, before sitting the dessert on top of a cup or can. Then, simply push down gently on the sides of the packaging and you should be left with a free-standing cheesecake. Remove the plastic disk from the bottom of the cheesecake and you can easily pretend that you made the dessert from scratch!