Tillamook ice cream inked an exclusive partnership with Dot Foods, unlocking the potential for Tillamook Ice Cream to be accessible via Dot's network of customers, including more than 5,200 distributors in all 50 states.
Packaged in plastic three-gallon tubs, the newly distributed Tillamook Ice Cream for foodservice currently has eight, taste-tempting flavors stocked, including Butter Pecan, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cookies & Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, Oregon Strawberry, Rocky Road, and Vanilla Bean, with another 20 flavors available for special order.
"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 (TCCA). "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."
TCCA has been making ice cream with more cream than industry standards require since 1947. As a long-time re-distribution partner for Tillamook Cheese, the expanded ice cream partnership with Dot Foods will help build on TCCA's rapidly growing presence as a national dairy brand.
Since 2018, TCCA has expanded its household reach by 45%, adding 9 million new brand buyers in just three years. Today, nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households are currently buying Tillamook products, the company stated. In 2021 alone, 2 million households were added – up 7% over the prior year– achieving a total U.S. household penetration of 23.3%.
"Based on the success that Tillamook Cheese has had within the foodservice sector, organically growing to be the most menu mentioned cheese in the U.S., we anticipate excellent enthusiasm and demand for our ice cream as well," said Simon. "We look forward to all that Dot Foods partnership will deliver for our Tillamook Ice Cream."