TV farmer Mitchell crowdfunds to make buffalo mozzarella
Steve Mitchell: ‘time is right’
Fife farmer and star of the BBC’s ‘This Farming Life’, Steve Mitchell, has launched a ‘Founders Club’ crowdfunding campaign to help his plan to produce Scotland’s first buffalo mozzarella.
Mr Mitchell, a 6th generation of the family to farm in Fife, has been rearing and nurturing his buffalo herd since 2005. He is now promising investors rewards comparable to a 10% return on investment, delivered in buffalo vouchers, in addition to a host of other benefits.
He wants to raise £800,000 to build a manufacturing facility, milking parlour and slurry store. Up to six jobs will be created.
He said: “We run three butchers shops, an event catering business, our own bistro and we also supply into a growing number of hotels and restaurants and feedback has always been fantastic.
“However, I have always felt that something is missing and so now the time is right to launch this crowdfunding Founders Club.”
There is a current UK market of £79 million and a 12% on year growth within the mozzarella market.