Our snail farming journey started in 2012 while visiting France, where we sampled escargot for the first time. On returning to Ireland, we discovered that we could not source escargot locally (no surprise really!) so we decided to try breeding a sample batch in our one-bedroom apartment in Kilkenny, just as a hobby. As time went on, we looked into the breeding of escargot further.
Having completed extensive research on the escargot market, we realised there was a significant international shortage of the product, so we decided to make a business out of this.
And this is how snail farming in Ireland was born...