Our Story

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Hello, I’m Daniel, founder of The Organic Protein Company. I was raised on a small farm and studied horticulture at Merrist Wood College in Surrey, where I developed a real passion for organic farming. Over the years I’ve strived to buy and grow as much of my food from organic sources as possible, but I could never find an organic whey protein. Such a glaring omission inspired me to do something about it.

And so I did, but it has not all been plain sailing, by any means.

Until recently the only source of organic whey protein was in the USA, but unfortunately an incompatibility between EU and USA organic rules grounded the project from the start. After two years and two rejected shipments, shamefully one of which was incinerated, I finally beat the odds and successfully brought the very first batch of organic whey protein to the UK.

Not content with the worryingly large carbon footprint left as a result of shipping every batch all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, I finally came across an organic dairy co-operative  in Germany who, to my delight, decided to start producing their own version. What’s more, they’d chosen to use a gentler low temperature filtration process, giving us a whey protein of an even higher quality than originally envisaged.

So we now have a source closer to home and from cows feeding on grass in the great outdoors all year round, weather permitting. It doesn’t get much better than that.

From the moment we launched in April 2014 right up to this day, the positive feedback we frequently receive from our very supportive and loyal customers more than makes up for the moments of doubt and frustration that accompanied the mistakes and delays that were out of my control. Thank you to everybody who has supported us along the way.