With the sunshine making an appearance at last our thoughts have turned to that summertime treat, ice cream!
We are always looking to source locally and we love using local ice cream producer Rowlestone Court Ice cream.
We took time to catch-up with owner Mark Williams to find out more about this fab local treat!
How did the ice-cream element of your business come about?
Quite honestly diabolical price for our milk in the mid ‘noughties’ and the realisation that we wanted to get closer to our customer and ice cream, we decided, was the way to go. Like many farmers diversification using our raw products has created a new business future for us and one we are thoroughly enjoying!
How do you support other local producers?
Obviously we have the raw ingredient for our ice cream from our own dairy herd however we are surrounded with such incredible Herefordshire fruit that it all finds its way into our ices!
So what is your favourite flavour?
That’s a difficult question but personally it’s a tie between Mascarpone and caramelized Pecans, total luxury, and I also love our Liquorice ice cream.
With the warmer weather coming have you got any ingenious ways to use your ice cream?
Affagato is a great after dinner dessert -Vanilla ice cream with Espresso coffee poured over – yum. But of course you can’t beat a traditional ice cream Sundae burgeoning with fresh fruit and a few extra treats!
Herefordshire producers are great at supporting each other, who is your local food hero?
I would have to say Legges of Bromyard (www.leggesofbromyard.com) their pies are amazing and were rave reviewed by the food critic AA Gill, pretty impressive!
Thanks to Mark and his team for their continued support of The Kilpeck- we think their pistachio flavour with our chocolate fondant is amazing, come and try for yourself!
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