– Our Story –

Colm grew up in County Kildare and as a child spent all of his holidays on the family farm in rural Longford. It was here that he gained a lifelong appreciation for the outdoors and the environment and where he first fell in love with nature and animals. In 2014 Colm decided to try a plant-based diet and went vegan. He attended cookery schools in the UK and Germany and developed a real passion for food and cooking.

One food he missed was cheese and in 2016 Colm began his love of hand-making his artisan range by studying traditional, centuries old techniques of the craft such as culturing, fermentation, coagulation and ageing. Colm set up Flying Squirrel in 2019 to develop his passion in crafting delicious, plant-based cheese alternatives. Flying Squirrel products can be enjoyed by all cheese lovers without any compromise to quality or taste.