New food tourism experiences are on the menu at Cream o’ Galloway

Luxury ice cream maker Cream o’ Galloway has launched a new programme of events and experiences to take visitors behind the scenes of their food and farming businesses.

Monday, 31st May 2021, 1:28 pm
Updated Monday, 31st May 2021, 1:28 pm
Wilma Finlay in the new Ice Cream Making Workshop area

The new events have been developed following the closure of the adventure playground, which had become unviable as a result of the social distancing required by Covid-19.

Cream o’ Galloway has now installed two large Covid-safe workshop areas in the visitor centre at Rainton Farm, and is incorporating new experiences into a regular event programme.

The new workshop rooms are designed to allow social distancing and provide plenty of ventilation to minimise Covid-related risk.

Owner Wilma Finlay said: “Covid and lockdown forced us to completely rethink the experiences we provide.

“We ran some pilot workshops last August and they proved so popular that we realised making ice cream is almost as much fun as eating it!

“Cream o’ Galloway has always been a place where people can come together to share fun experiences. Continuing to provide memorable, shared experiences is the thinking behind these new events.”

Regular farmer-led tours will be introduced from late June.

As well as the new food tourism workshop areas, the ice cream parlour at Cream o’ Galloway has been redesigned.

It is hoped a new tearoom area with a wood burning stove will mean the visitor centre can stay open year-round. An onsite cheese counter and farm inspired décor brings sister company, The Ethical Dairy, fully into the visitor centre too.

Wilma added: “Cream o’ Galloway is more than 25 years old and we’ve seen lots of changes over the years.

"Covid may have forced us to move into a new phase, and the closure of the adventure playground will understandably be disappointing for some of our visitors, but we are determined to continue to offer high quality visitor experiences here that can be enjoyed by all ages.”

The new food tourism experiences include: Ice Cream Making Workshops, Cheese Making Courses, All About Our Farm tours, and The Ethical Dairy Farm Tour.

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