Our story

Dirla is a small, family run business. Dirk & Lara absolutely love what they do!

We source our Jersey milk from our family dairy. The milk is tested weekly for butterfat, somatic cell count & bacterial count. The milk is always A-grade quality, antibiotic free with no added hormones.

Why Jersey milk?

Our range of products

Farm-fresh A2 milk, yogurt, butter and so much more

Handmade from full cream Jersey Milk. Only pasteurised, no additional hormones or antibiotics, no stabilisers.

Our mission to reduce, reuse and recycle

Milk and full cream strained yogurt available in glass bottles and jars. Bring your empties back and we give you a refill.

An incredible range of soft and hard cheeses

From fresh mozzarella, halloumi, feta, cream cheese to world-class hard cheeses that will have you coming back for more.

Recent awards

SA Champion, SA Dairy Championships

Cultured Butter

Qualité award, SA Dairy Championships

Fumato - Oak Smoked Gouda with Paprika-rubbed rind

SA Champion, SA Dairy Championships

Fumato - Oak Smoked Gouda with Paprika-rubbed rind
Triple layer cream cheese with basil and sundried tomato pesto
Cultured butter

Customer reviews

Here’s what some of our customers have to say. Thank you all for your support.

Willie Cloete

Chef & Owner, Taste Café

Daar’s net ‘n paar klein produsente waaroor ek odes, psalms, gesange en lofliedere sal sing. En Dirla met hul uitmuntende produkte soos kaas, jogurt, room en melk is omtrent heel bo. En as dit kom by die beste botter in ons kontrei (stad Pretoria), dan is hulle s’n goud werd! Dirk en Lara as span stap ‘n pad saam met jou en hulle is nie skaam om net die beste diens te lewer nie. Ek beveel hulle enige tyd met ‘n oop hart en goeie gemoed aan, hulle verdien net die beste kliënte ook.

Rachel Botes

Chef & Owner, Rachel’s Delicious

Dirla Homestead has been my preferred dairy supplier for years. I use their butter (the best!), a variety of cheeses and yogurt in my products and at home. They farm ethically and do not add preservatives or nasties to their products. I highly recommend them.

Daniela Gutstadt

Executive Chef & Owner, The Culinary Table

Dirk and Lara (Dirla) are the dream team; a wonderful synergy between a love of farming and a passion for all kinds of dairy products. I love seeing their range grow and taste their new products….their butter is simply the best I’ve ever tasted, and I never go without it in my fridge!

Our milk is pasteurized whole milk

Full cream, above average fat to protein ratio and not homogenized. Therefore it has a lovely cream layer on top, so please shake & share! No added powders.

Shop, Markets & Stockists

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