How PR coverage can really help small local Irish businesses, and it certainly helped Velvet Cloud this weekend.

How PR coverage can really help small local Irish businesses, and it certainly helped Velvet Cloud this weekend.

This weekend was a great one for Velvet Cloud media coverage and gave us all a moral boost here on the farm
November 02, 2020 — Aisling Flanagan
The Story Behind Our Cheese Boards.

The Story Behind Our Cheese Boards.

I began to search online for Irish wooden cheese boards and was really surprised at how difficult it was to find something that wasn’t mass produced. 
October 07, 2020 — Aisling Flanagan
Gut Health Microbes

What exactly is gut health and why does it matter?

Gut health refers to the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and more.
September 05, 2020 — Aisling Flanagan
Can a dairy free diet include goat’s milk or sheep's milk?

Can a dairy free diet include goat’s milk or sheep's milk?

A1 milk has A1 type of protein (casein) and A2 milk has A2 type of protein (casein). This is important because the way the milk is broken down and metabolised in the system is different. Due to the difference in availability of different types of milk, A1 milk is relatively cheaper and easier to find than A2 milk.
July 09, 2020 — Aisling Flanagan
Sheep’s Milk Yogurt Tzatziki Recipe

Sheep’s Milk Yogurt Tzatziki Recipe

There are so many reasons to make Tzatziki now.  Its so easy to make, goes with all sorts of meat, as a dip with anything, with a salad or on some warm sourdough bread.  Tzatziki or Cacik as it is also called, is a type of Turkish dip or meze served widely in the Mediterranean and Middle East because it works so well with spicy food. It is basically a cold yogurt dish with chopped-up cucumber or other vegetables.
May 03, 2020 — Aisling Flanagan
The Questions People Have Been Asking About Sheep’s Milk Online

The Questions People Have Been Asking About Sheep’s Milk Online

I have been doing a lot of research on how to get the word out about the fact that you  can now buy our sheep’s milk yogurt on line, I’ve come across some cool tools that tell you what questions people have been searching for online around sheep’s milk so I am going to answer some of them here.

Is sheep’s milk lactose free ?  / Does sheep milk have lactose ?/ Sheep’s Milk and Lactose Intolerance

April 16, 2020 — Aisling Flanagan
How To Use Velvet Cloud Sheep’s Milk Yogurt

How To Use Velvet Cloud Sheep’s Milk Yogurt

  • As a replacement for crème fraiche, buttermilk, cream, mayonnaise, salad dressings
  • In curries/stews/casseroles or as a side with these
  • With fish
  • With fresh seasonal fruits and berries
  • On its own, or with a drizzle of honey
April 03, 2020 — Aisling Flanagan
What Foods To Eat More Of During the Corona Virus Pandemic ?

What Foods To Eat More Of During the Corona Virus Pandemic ?

During this pandemic we are all supposed to try to increase our consumption of foods like Fruit and Veg and foods containing LIVE cultures such as (yogurts, kombuchas, and kefirs).

Velvet Cloud contains the 4 live cultures

March 19, 2020 — Aisling Flanagan
What does sheep’s milk taste like?

What does sheep’s milk taste like?

Another one of the very common questions we get asked. What does sheep’s milk taste like?  The answer is mild and creamy with a slightly natural sweet taste. We’ve observed that people think that sheep’s milk is going to taste a bit like goats milk or they are afraid that sheep’s milk might taste “sheepy” or taste like the smell of sheep. 100% of the time when we get people to taste our Velvet Cloud sheep’s milk yogurt or our sheep’s milk, they are always pleasantly surprised. The reason sheep’s milk tastes creamy and naturally sweet is because it is naturally homogenised, this means that the little fat globules in the sheep’s milk are so small that they float around naturally in the milk giving it that creamy taste
February 09, 2020 — Aisling Flanagan
THE BENEFITS OF SHEEP’S MILK – NEW EVIDENCE

THE BENEFITS OF SHEEP’S MILK – NEW EVIDENCE

Sheep milk’s protein is more readily digested and its fats are more readily converted into energy compared to cow milk, a New Zealand study has shown. The milk’s unique composition could make it a good option for the very young and the elderly, sports nutrition, and people who are looking for alternatives to cow’s milk, researchers say.
January 22, 2020 — Aisling Flanagan