Food and Drink
We reintroduced traditional cheese making in 2013 after a 40 year break, developing our own brand new range of hard cheeses under the umbrella name 'The Ethical Dairy'.The names we've chosen for the different cheeses, such as Laganory and Carrick, reflect the landscape and heritage of this part of Scotland. The flavours of the cheese benefit from the incredibly rich and creamy milk that our cows produce.
All of our cheeses are unpasteurised.
Tuck into a treat from our menu, much of it made with produce from our own farm, or simply grab a coffee and cake and enjoy a welcome rest while watching the children play in our hand-built indoor play areas.
Dishes made with our own beef and cheese are a focal point of our menu and we always offer gluten free and vegetarian options.
There is a wide range of soups, baked potatoes, sandwiches, snacks and bakes to enjoy.
Then tuck into our incredibly tempting sundae menu, where we've gathered together our favourite ice cream combinations and smothered them with lashings of freshly whipped cream and indulgent toppings and sauces!
Organic, local and ethical sourcing is important to us and our menu reflects this commitment. Our menu includes local condiments and preserves, home grown salad and veg where possible, local organic eggs, fairtrade beverages and organic juices.
With around 30 different flavours to try at our visitor centre you'll be spoiled for choice! Our ice cream is very rich, with very little air whipped into it compared with other ice creams, which makes it slower to melt, denser in texture and gives it a satisfying, rounded creamy flavour.
You're welcome to taste a few at the counter, but for a deeper insight into how we create our flavoursome range, and the opportunity to try a selection of our most popular flavours, we recommend taking part in our Ice Cream Tasting event (Weekends & UK School Holidays only) or The Food Tour (School days only).
Cream o’ Galloway is a fantastic place to enjoy a picnic and if inclement weather threatens we have a sheltered picnic area near the main entrance to the visitor centre.
There are over 20 picnic tables for you to choose from, some located at the front entrance, while others, at the bottom of the car park and at various points along the nature trails, provide fantastic views over the beautiful countryside, the perfect way to enjoy a sunny day.
Your dogs are welcome to join you in the picnic areas too.
Our small shop stocks a range of local food and drink for you to enjoy.
This includes our own produce - ice cream, cheese and beef - and we also stock a range of other tasty and locally produced food and drink.
Galloway Lodge Preserves feature on our menu and their jams and preserves come highly recommended. Cairn o'Mohr Wines and ciders from Perthshire, and Sulwath Beers, brewed in nearby Castle Douglas, are a perfect excuse for a tipple, while Irvings biscuits and oatcakes, also based in Castle Douglas, are an ideal accompaniment to our cheese or can be enjoyed on their own for an indulgent sweet treat.
If you're joining us for a quick cuppa, snack or an ice cream, perhaps before hitting the nature trails or spending the day at a nearby beach, our Tea Room is the perfect place to enjoy a taste of Cream o' Galloway without committing to a full day's play.
We have a small number of tables just inside the main entrance and there is no entry charge at any time to this part of the visitor centre. You can order from our full menu, choose an ice cream or peruse our shop before heading off to enjoy the other free of charge attractions at Cream o' Galloway, such as the nature trails and walks.