Two of 52: Ice-cream and Butter

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.

A Visocchi's Café
37 High Street, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4EG
A modernised version of the town's long-established Italian café and ice-cream parlour.
B North Street Dairy
22 North Street, Forfar, Angus, DD8 3BJ
A family business now in its fourth generation, North Street Dairy’s motto is ‘From cow to cuppa in 24 hours,’ and they achieve this by sourcing their milk from nearby Baldoukie farm. The milk also goes into making delightfully creamy butter which has…
C Visocchi's Café
40 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2BJ
Visocchi's is a Broughty Ferry institution, where generations of locals have gone for an ice-cream on a sunny (or not so sunny) day. All ice-creams are prepared in house and the sundae menu is not to be missed. It's a place that caters to the young and…