Issued by: Yorvale
Issue date: Wednesday 24 April 2019

YORKSHIRE based farm made ice cream manufactures, Yorvale celebrate 30 years in business this Spring. From humble beginnings on their small rented farm the business has grown beyond their expectations. The farm was purchased in 1998 and it was at this time the expansion into purpose-built manufacturing facilities on the farm started.

They now have 1350m² of space in which to process delicious fresh and nutritious cow’s milk which moves just 100 metres from cow to dairy each day to be made into Yorvale ice cream, kefir drinking yogurt and frozen kefir. Starting out in 1989 making 12 flavours of ice cream and 90 litres an hour, Yorvale now have 40 flavours of ice cream, 10 flavours of sorbet, a non-dairy ice cream and a kefir drink, and their capacity has increased to 1,900 litres per hour.

Today their thriving business using the milk from a dairy herd of 45 Holstein Friesian cows provides employment for a team of 21 including themselves and has seen countless awards for enterprise as well as their produce being sold nationally.