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Icelandic Goat’s Milk Ice Cream Hits the Market

A unique Icelandic dairy product, goat’s milk ice cream, made its debut on the domestic market yesterday on the 20th anniversary of the international Slow Food Movement. The ice cream will be available at Búrid specialty store in Reykjavík while supplies last.

Icelandic goats. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The ice cream is a cooperative between goat farmer Jóhanna Thorvaldsdóttir from Háafell in Borgarfjördur and pioneer farmhouse ice cream makers Gudmundur Jón Gudmundsson and Gudrún Egilsdóttir from Holtssel in Eyjafjördur, a Búrid press release reveals.

Seventy liters of goat’s milk ice cream was produced in the first run: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, blueberry yoghurt and forest berry. Búrid also carries goat’s milk brie and goat’s meat pate from Háafell.

The Icelandic settlement goat stock was on the brink of extinction when Thorvaldsdóttir and other farmers stepped in.

Thorvaldsdóttir and Gudmundsson began producing ice cream on their farm in 2006. Earlier this year they received the Iceland Agriculture Award for their ice cream production.

Holtssel, in cooperation with ice cream manufacturer Kjörís, will open a store in Sudurver shopping complex in Reykjavík in January.

Click here to read more about Holtssel, here to read more about the Icelandic goats and here to read more about Búrid specialty store.

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