Following the retirement of Wilma and David Finlay from Cream o' Galloway in September 2023, the visitor centre will re-open on 14th October under the new management of Brymor Ice Cream from North Yorkshire.
Paul Hodgson, who is the owner of Brymor, is familiar with Dumfries and Galloway, having grown up on a farm outside Balmaclellan.
“We are delighted to be collaborating with the team at Cream of Galloway, and I’m pleased that re-opening the visitor centre secures the jobs of the current members of staff. Many people have had wonderful and happy times at Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre over the years, and long may this continue.
“Cream o’ Galloway is a fabulous, cherished, and loved ice cream, and we are looking forward to increasing the stockists for it. Production of ice cream on-site has already increased, and the visitor centre will re-open on Saturday 14th October.
“There are numerous synergies and similarities to Brymor in North Yorkshire, which is also a quality farm-made ice cream. We are looking forward to building upon the excellent legacy created by David and Wilma Finlay. On a personal note, it is particularly exciting to come back home to Galloway.”
Cream o’ Galloway ice cream will continue to be made to the same recipe and range of flavours, such as the hugely popular flavours of Gooseberry & Elderflower and Caramel Shortbread.
Brymor, based at High Jervaulx Farm, Masham, has been manufacturing award winning premium dairy ice cream on the farm for 40 years. The new ownership has been agreed in principle pending completion later this year.
Brymor shares much in common with Cream o’ Galloway, including a farm-based ice cream parlour, café and visitor attraction alongside ice cream and sorbet manufacturing, of a wide range of flavours.
The company is also recognised for the high quality of its ice cream. Brymor won awards at the Great Yorkshire Show earlier this year for their Madagascan Vanilla and Amarena Black Cherry Whim Wham ice cream, and has previously secured prestigious 3-star accolades at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards.