Doddington Dairyfood producer award
Meet the Producers
Honeycomb is one of the most natural foods on the planet – super-concentrated nectar held in little back-to-back beeswax pots.
One family company that still sells honeycomb, alongside potted honey, is Chain Bridge Honey Farm, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, run by Willie and Daphne Robson and their son and daughters, Stephen, Heather and Frances. They produce two types: a delicious Tweedside set flower honey; and their famous heather honey, prized for its flavour and texture.
Like all mono-floral honey, it has qualities unique to its source of nectar. When this lovely foxy gold coloured honey is mixed with Doddington Dairy ice cream you get an exquisite taste, truly representative of the Cheviot hills where the bees have foraged.
Blacketyside Soft Fruit Is run by the Todd Family, who have been farming in Fife, Scotland for over 20 years Robert Todd is hands on checking the quality of the strawberries that are grown for the Doddington Real Strawberry ice cream.
We're very proud that our Doddington Dairy ice creams contain only real ingredients and that ONLY the best of local Blacketyside strawberries are added to our Real Strawberry ice cream, along with the full cream Doddington milk, double cream, sugar and egg yolks. This means the ice cream isn't bright pink like many strawberry ice creams and it also has an amazingly natural flavour, NO artifical colours or additives here!
The Legendary Alnwick Rum is based on a unique old recipe first produced in the Alnwick Brewery Co over 90 years ago. Lost for over 20 years the recipe for this distinguished dark rum was rediscovered by Ian Linsley of Alnwick, son of the last managing director of the Alnwick Brewing Co.
After Ian’s father’s death in April 2001, the original rum recipes were found amongst his papers and the inspiration was found to revive a once thriving concern. The distinguished dark rum requires the masterful blending of aged rums from Guyana and Jamaica. The introduction of other selectively aged rums during the marrying process gives this exceptional blend a distinctive, full round character with a depth of flavour to delight the palate.
The Alnwick Rum blends particularly well with Doddington Dairy chocolate ice cream and when Alnwick Rum truffles (hand made at the Dairy) are mixed in you get an exceptional rich chocolately ice cream.
Rebecca is part of the Brown Family who own and run the Oxford farm shop based outside Berwick Upon Tweed. Rebecca is personally involved in the home baking and preserves which the farm shop is renowned for. Doddington Dairy is pleased to use their home made meringues in our Lemon Meringue ice cream.
The Oxford meringues have that truly homemade texture which varies from light and crumbly to slightly sticky in parts, creating a great contrast to the sharp lemon cheese which is mixed into the cream ice cream. Lemon Meringue is only available in one litre containers because these ingredients are all mixed in by hand, we cannot do this in the small container sizes yet..
Lemon Meringue is only available in one litre containers because these ingredients are all mixed in by hand, we cannot do this in the small container sizes yet.
Pumphreys of Newcastle have a history which can be traced back to 1750. It is truly a family business with several family members helping out both full time and part time. Paula Archer heads up the marketing and service departments ensuring we all get a great cup of coffee alongside the best service.
Pumphreys purchase the finest coffee beans from around the world and roast them to order in the traditional way with flames, using roasting drums dating back over a hundred years. They then grind the beans how you want to ensure that you get the delicious tasting, fresh coffee of your choice. Delicious mixed into Doddington Dairy ice cream!
Crema Espresso coffee beans are used in our Pumphreys coffee ice cream as it has a traditional Italian espresso flavour with an excellent crema head. Pumphreys open flame roasting process hardens the casing of the dark coffee beans. This means that Pumphreys can roast the coffee slightly darker than other roasters without getting an ash or burnt flavour. This also helps to develop the caramel flavours that this blend is so well known for.