TILLAMOOK, ORE. – Tillamook County Creamery Association announced its ice cream is available to restaurants and scoop shops nationwide for the first time, through the cooperative’s exclusive partnership with Dot Foods, Inc.
Food industry redistributor Dot has a network of customers that includes more than 5,200 distributors in all 50 US states, unlocking the potential for Tillamook’s ice cream to become easier to find than before.
The creamery’s ice cream for foodservice gets packaged in plastic three-gallon tubs. The Oregon-based cooperative has eight flavors stocked for its expanded distribution: Butter Pecan, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cookies & Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, Oregon Strawberry, Rocky Road and Vanilla Bean. Additionally, 20 other flavors are available via special order.
Tillamook makes its ice creams with more cream than industry standards require, rBST free milk and no artificial flavors or preservatives.
"We are thrilled with this new opportunity to provide Tillamook Ice Cream to foodservice operators and their customers throughout the country," said Preston Simon, director of foodservice, Tillamook County Creamery Association. "Our premium Tillamook Ice Cream has tremendous loyalty now in retail, and this new distribution is poised to grow that fan base even more when they are away from home – one delicious scoop at a time."
Dot already had partnered with Tillamook to redistribute the cooperative’s cheese, and by adding ice cream to the equation the creamery expects to further its presence as a national dairy brand.
"Based on the success that Tillamook Cheese has had within the foodservice sector, organically growing to be the most menu mentioned cheese in the US, we anticipate excellent enthusiasm and demand for our ice cream, as well," Simon said. "We look forward to all that (the) Dot Foods partnership will deliver for our Tillamook Ice Cream."
Dot carries 125,000 products from 1,020 food industry manufacturers in North America. Through Dot Transportation, Inc., an affiliate of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and more than 55 countries.