Two of 52: Ice-cream and Butter
Let us thank the cows of Angus for their delicious dairy products
Gathering milk from farms within a ten-mile radius of their Forfar base, North Street Dairy is now in the hands of the fourth generation of the founding family, and is a rarity in still offering a doorstep delivery service in the surrounding areas.
From the dairy, using cream from those grass-fed Friesian herds, the family make North Street Dairy Butter, in salted or unsalted flavours. Ingredients are cream and salt if required, nothing else. The butter is handmade using traditional wooden butter paddles, giving the finished product its distinctive criss-cross finished pattern across its pale golden face.
Visocchi's Café in Kirriemuir is a local landmark famed for its homemade ice-cream, as well as fresh-egg pastas and dark, strong coffee.
Run by the Visocchi family – a scion of those running Visocchi's ice-cream café in Broughty Ferry – for 78 years until 2009, when local brothers Paul and Scott James took it on, the ice-cream is made on site from a recipe brought over from Italy in the 1930s. The myriad range of dozens of flavours includes a Peter Pan special of pineapple and marshmallows, in honour of local hero JM Barrie.