Spotlight on Dairylicious Farm Fudge
We recently wrote an article on Darriwell Farm which is a supplier we used for our fudge ice cream last month. Although we enjoyed this fudge, we had an issue with the product. It was made on the opposite side of the world. England to be exact. This month we went out of our way to choose a fudge maker that’s actually based in Australia, preferably Victoria.
There are a few of them, but the one that stood out to us was Dairylicious Farm Fudge. A family owned and operated producer based in Timboon. Haven’t heard of Timboon? Well you have now. Actually, this area is a thriving community of foodies making all sorts of delicious food. From chutneys and confectionery, through to dairy products including ice cream companies.
There’s a common theme amongst these food manufacturers. A focus on wholesome local ingredients and the idea of sustainable manufacturing. At Scoop Club, we love that philosophy. It’s what we’ve built our business on. So we decided to use Dairylicious fudge to make another delicious creamy fudge ice cream: even better than our August flavour!
More about Dairylicious Farm Fudge
This is a husband and wife operation that uses traditional homemade techniques to produce a superior quality fudge. Only the best export quality buttermilk powder is used and all other ingredients are natural. Within Victoria’s southeast region, Dairylicious Fudge has built a loyal following of customers. They’re found in cafes and popular tourist shops like Warnambool Cheese Factory and the 12 Apostles Visitors Centre.
What’s to love about their fudge?
- The fudge tastes excellent and the texture of this product is amazing.
- They use quality local ingredients.
- They’re a local business helping the community.
About the local area where Dairylicious Fudge is made
Making a good quality fudge starts with the ingredients. Without the best ingredients, nothing else matters. Forget having the best recipe. Dairylicious Fudge uses quality buttermilk powder from the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. As you can see from the picture we took on our last visit, it’s a mega factory and is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. You may be familiar with Coon Cheese and Warrnambool Cheese which are both produced by this company.
The buttermilk used by Dairylicious Fudge is export quality and provides the building blocks for a great tasting fudge.
If you ever find yourself in Victoria’s south west, you absolutely have to take a trip to the 12 Apostles. Located near Port Campbell, this is a stunning part of Australia with an amazing collection of limestone stacks just off the shore. Sadly, there are only 8 “apostles” left due to erosion but they still are well worth the trip.
Cheese World is another spot you’ll need to visit if you’re in the area. There’s a fantastic range of cheeses on offer to buy. There’s also complimentary cheese tastings!
As you can see from the picture we took, there a big selection on Dairylicious Fudge on display at Cheese World. You can’t miss it as the products are practically the first thing you see when entering the shop.
When you’ve got your fill of cheese and other goodies, head over to the free museum which is part of Cheese World. It started in the mid 1990s and is a tribute to the western district’s dairy community. There’s an expansive collection of farming equipment and a vintage engine collection the kids will love.
The museum is open 7 days a week.
After our visit to the South West we had a great stash of Dairylicious Fudge to get creative and make some really good ice cream. We will announce the flavours on our blog. This fudge ice cream will be part of our September ice cream delivery to our customers.
It was loads of fun visiting the Western District although driving the Great Ocean Road, at night, in the fog is definitely not advised! If you haven’t taken a trip down the Great Ocean Road, make sure you do it. You’ll see some amazing scenery and, at the same time, can fill up the car boot with cheese, fudge and lots of other great locally made food. Best of all, you’re supporting local food manufacturers which is a huge bonus.
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