SUN 15TH DEC 2019


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Yorvale Ltd

Business Address: Yorvale Ltd, Fossfield Farm, Acaster Malbis, York YO23 2XA

Country: England,

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About Yorvale Ltd

Yorvale ice cream is made on a family dairy farm in the heart of rural North Yorkshire using whole milk from our small herd of dairy cows and double cream.

Yorvale is the home of York’s only real dairy ice cream manufacturer.  Using traditional methods and the finest natural ingredients we produce rich and creamy dairy ice cream, real fruit sorbets and low fat natural frozen yogurt from our family farm in the vale of York.

Our herd of dairy cows graze on lush Yorkshire grass and because they only ever produce milk for Yorvale, the result is stress free cows that produce really creamy milk which is pasteurised on the farm before being added to double cream from a local creamery and the finest natural ingredients to create ice cream that tastes divine.

Our exquisite range of products are available in a range of tub sizes to suit your requirements.

Although Ian Buxton was not born into a farming family, he had a passion for everything rural and by the age of 21 he had graduated from Askham Bryan agricultural college and was managing Leeds University’s herd of 120 dairy cattle.  In 1983 Ian married Lesley and in 1984 they rented an 80 acre dairy unit from North Yorkshire County Council.  In 1986 the Buxton’s welcomed the first of their two children and Lesley chose to give up a career in food to raise the family and help Ian run the farm.  It was at this time that they conceded there was little growth to be made in dairy farming and decided to pursue their mutual love of ice cream and start making their own.

In 1989, Yorvale was born.  Ian & Lesley began Yorvale from humble beginnings making the ice cream themselves throughout the week and then travelling with their young children around the county on the weekends selling their ice cream from mobile units.  Their reputation for quality ice cream and customer service soon became known around the county and requests from restaurants and hotels further afield flooded in.

Today they have grown beyond their expectations and have a new, purpose-built facility which services nationwide distribution and enjoy regional listings with many major retailers and local farm shops.  Despite this impressive growth they have not lost their farming roots and continue to use their own herd of Friesian cows which Ian still milks daily.