Joan Gaià, once a partner in a human resources consultancy, found his true calling in farming at his family’s farm, Es Collet, in Manacor. His decision came after a late-night call from a client, leading him to establish an agricultural and livestock farm specializing in cheese production.
Despite initial challenges with non-native goat breeds and adapting to global warming, Gaià’s dedication was reignited through a conversation with Xavier Prats of Fepira, focusing on selling Mallorca’s artisanal products. Overcoming challenges such as the near-extinction of the native Pitiusa goat and high transportation costs, his farm now thrives with 18 dairy cows.
Gaià is preparing to market his high-fat, high-protein cheeses, consistent with Balearic traditions, and finds joy and peace in the gentle nature of his goats, a reflection of their breeding history in Ibiza.
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