The Early Days
The Maxwell family have been dairy farmers at Doddington in Northumberland for over 50 years, after moving from the west of Scotland. During the early 1990’s Neill, and his sister Margaret-Ann, used the raw milk to diversify into a specialist raw milk cheese business.
Then in 1998 Neill, and wife Jackie, realised that difficulties continued to face dairy farmers and decided that they wanted to be in control of their own destiny. Against a background of falling milk prices Neill and Jackie started to experiment with ice cream recipes and, from their research, realised that not only could they produce superb ice cream but that there was no other company producing hand made ice cream, on a farm, between Yorkshire and Aberdeenshire. Thus Doddington Dairy Ice Cream was launched in August 2000.
The Ice Cream People
Members of the Maxwell family are involved in the whole ice cream making process from feeding and milking the cows, through to hand selecting and mixing the ingredients, then to packaging and delivering the ice cream. We believe that this personal commitment gives our customer the fi nest quality product and 100% service at all times.
All ice cream cartons carry the distinctive Doddington Dairy branding, with the 120ml and 500ml core range of cartons carrying cartoon characters based on the adventures of the ‘Doddington Dairy’ family. Our biggest asset is our people and everyone is involved in developing the business direction.
Doddington Dairy uses a combination of in-house staff training and external formalised courses (particularly related to food hygiene). Our aim is to produce quality products from only the best of
ingredients - fully traceable from farm to freezer