History of butter


In the old days, Icelandic butter was made in a plunger churn. Butter was produced using milk both from cows and from ewes. The milk was placed in a trog (a wooden tray with high sloping sides) and left to stand, after which the skimmed milk was...




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About us

MS Iceland Dairies (Mjólkursamsalan) is a cooperative organisation that includes over 700 of Iceland’s family-run dairy farms and other milk producers across the country. We have over 450 employees in non-farm roles.

The mission of the company centres on milk production and the making of high-quality skyr, cheeses, butter, and other dairy products. We are proud to serve both our domestic and representing Iceland in export markets.

 

A nation-wide family of progress

Our new headquarters opened on 01 January 2007 in Reykjavík. Local facilities are in Reykjavík, Búðardal, Ísafiörður, Blónduós, Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, and Selfoss.

As a progressive company, MS Iceland Dairies is an equal opportunity employer supporting employee development and is committed to supporting employee family needs. In alignment with Icelandic culture, we assure equality in the workplace and are proactive in welcoming diversity amongst our staff.

MS Iceland Dairies is also committed to the preservation of Iceland’s rural and farm culture and the viability of our countryside communities.

Postal address:
MS Iceland Dairies, Bitruhalsi 1, IS 110 Reykjavik, Iceland
E-mail: smjor@ms.is

 

MS Iceland Dairies and the global environment

Iceland is one of Europe’s last pristine places. As citizens of a country very sensitive to global warming and the quality of our terrestrial and oceanic resources, we are committed to progressive green policies in our operations.

All our products are made using only 100% carbon-free electricity. This advantage exceeds the environmental counterbalance for the methane output inherent in local ruminant agriculture.

We are also advocates of the ethical and humane treatment of animals and our member farms are compliant with progressive Iceland standards for domestic livestock welfare.

 

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