Factory tours free
Cows Creamery offering free, self-guided tours daily
Self-guided factory tours are now being offered free of charge at the Cows Creamery.
Cows Creamery, which is located on the North River Causeway, offers Islanders and visitors alike the opportunity to explore the production process behind this Island-owned company.
“We hand mix all of our ice cream here at the creamery, using top-quality ingredients,” said Allister MacDonald, Cows ice cream production, in a news release. “It’s great because visitors can see us mixing the ingredients here, either in person or on videos when we’re not producing, and then head out to the store to try some.”
In addition to Cows ice cream, visitors can also observe the aging process for the Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar, recent champion at the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix. All Cows clothing is printed at the factory as well.
“Most people are surprised to see that we print all of our Tshirts right here in Charlottetown,” said production manager Dave Arsenault. “All of the inventory for our stores across the country is printed here and then shipped out accordingly.”
The free, self-guided tour is available daily from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the Cows Creamery. Visit www.cowscreamery.ca for more details.
Cows is owned and operated in Prince Edward Island with locations across the province as well as in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Banff, Alberta, Whistler, British Columbia and Beijing, China.
Tom and Maria Vermeeren, from Edmonton, along with their daughter Stephanie, tour the Cow’s Creamery factory at the North River Causeway. They watch as strawberry sorbet is being made.