Cream o' Galloway Dairy Co Ltd

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Cream o' Galloway Dairy Co Ltd
Rainton, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2DR
  • Telephone 01557 814040
  • Opening times Feb half term: Mon–Sun 10am–4pm. Mid March–October: Mon–Sun 10am–5pm (July–Aug closes 6pm).
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Established in the early 1990s, Cream O' Galloway has been producing fair trade ice-cream for over a decade. Using only the finest organically grown ingredients, they are serious about their commitment to reduce their impact on the environment and trade ethically. Recent developments make them unique in keeping calves with their mothers for a whole year (an unheard of practice) and they are moving towards milking once a day rather than twice, which takes a huge strain off the cows and lengthens their lives significantly. They are also investing hugely in an experimental sustainable energy and waste system. The kids probably don't come for that, however: keep them entertained on a day out at the visitor centre where they can spot wildlife and let off steam in the adventure playground, on zip wires and slides, pedal carts and indoor play areas. Afterwards, enjoy a treat in the tearoom or ice-cream parlour where there are 30 different flavours to choose from before buying more to take home from the shop. The farm has also now rekindled a cheese-making tradition, with various style of their own farmhouse cheeses available in the café and shop.

Located in the heart of Galloway just a stone’s throw from the coast, Cream o’ Galloway is a popular place to visit for soup and snacks, food and farm events, wildlife spotting and, of course, lots and lots of ice cream, ice cream sundaes and ice cream milkshakes!!! New for 2021 are some great fun, hands-on activities. You can design and make your very own flavour of ice cream, learn the art of cheese making or take part in a farm tour and see the cows with their calves.

The home of luxurious Cream o' Galloway ice cream where you'll find an enormous ice cream scooping counter, plus a cosy cafe serving soup, snacks and refreshments.

Cream o' Galloway ice cream is made with organic milk from their award winning cow with calf dairy farm, and for an ice cream treat there is simply nowhere better! Choose from more than 20 flavours of ice creams and sorbets, or leave it to the ice cream experts to create a spectacular sundae just for you from the tempting sundae menu! Dairy-free sorbet is also available. Alternatively you can pop in for a takehome tub to enjoy at home.

Sister company, The Ethical Dairy, provides the savoury treats, with a range of delicious artisan cheeses, with cheese platters available on the cafe menu, and retail packs to take home.

2021 sees major changes at Cream o’ Galloway, and from this spring there are opportunities to roll your sleeves up and learn how to make ice cream and cheese, taught by the experts!

Ice Cream Making Workshops run regularly during school holidays, in a specially designed, socially distanced new workshop area. Suitable for adults and children (aged 5+), you’ll create your very own dream ice cream from scratch, selecting the flavours you most enjoy, or inventing new flavour combinations. Adult groups will be able to incorporate alcohol flavours. Ice Cream Making Workshops costs £25 per workstation, suitable for up to three people working together. Pre-booking strongly recommended.

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  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs

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