Photography by For Abel Photography 


On the Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley lives a hard-working herd of Jersey cows producing sweet, creamy milk.

The Carcoola Jersey Stud has been operating for over 40 years, but it was only in 2004 that the Kernich family began to bottle their milk and cream and distribute it under the Jersey Fresh label. Operating with the belief that dairy products should be simple and honest, Jersey Fresh milk is not homogenised, so all the sweet cream settles to the top of the bottle. Shake it before you drink it!


Healthy paddocks grow winter crops using sustainable farming methods, making the most of natural rainfall and removing the need to irrigate pastures.

The herd is fed on a consistent diet of hay, silage, grain and pellets and graze on fresh pasture during spring. Herd health is crucial for our cows to make great milk and nutrition plays a big part in that.


Our beautiful Jersey cows are the champions of our operation.

Jerseys are a breed of dairy cows known for their milk high in butterfat and protein.

Our girls are the heart and soul of everything that we do, they are all named under the Carcoola Jerseys stud prefix and we can trace their lineage back to the 5 original Jerseys purchased to begin the stud in 1976.


Jersey Fresh actively support community and industry groups and events.

We support and are involved as farmer and industry advocates for the Cows Create Careers program which is facilitated by Dairy Australia. Cows Create Careers provides and practical introduction to the Dairy industry for high school aged children in SA.

Lisa is a Board Member at the Barossa Farmers Market.

Paula is a committee member and convenor of the Tanunda Show.

Amy is the State Secretary for Jersey Australia – SA Branch.

Jersey Fresh herd

The Jeff Kernich Memorial Hand-milking competition – Tanunda Show

Chief sponsors and event convenors.

The ‘Young Handlers’ class – Mt Pleasant Show

Chief sponsors and event convenors.


We love living and working in a small community, and are honoured when cooks and chefs choose to use Jersey Fresh milk and cream.

Maggie Beer
We are so proud to be using the beautiful Jersey non-homogenised milk from the Kernich family.

I’m always driven by flavour and there is nothing better to me that having such a great product on our doorstep.

My congratulations to all the family,

Maggie Beer, Maggie Beer

Where can you buy Jersey Fresh Milk & Cream?

We love to meet our customers face to face at our Barossa Farmers Market stall every Saturday 7:30-11:30, but we also have a fantastic network of independent retail partners throughout selected regions of South Australia.

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