D Dutchmen Dairy
1321 Maier Rd
Sicamous, BC V0E 2V1
If you ever find yourself in Sicamous, the Houseboat Capital of Canada, you need to stop at the D Dutchmen Dairy. It has been, without a doubt, one of the best things my friend Jenn has ever introduced me too. So it goes without saying that on my way out to Penticton for the Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx, I stopped to show Sarah this gem of a place. Established in 1978 by Chris and Nellie Dewitt, the dairy is still run by Nellie and the Dewitt family. Over the last 30 years, D Dutchmen Dairy has continued to sell old-fashioned, hand-made dairy products with a focus on top quality ingredients. Along with a fresh dairy store, you’ll find a small zoo of exotic animals, calf barn, milking parlour and cheese making plant for tourists and locals to enjoy.
The store was just as busy as I remember, and after a bit of ice cream recon, we settled on Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse. While we ate our creamy, delicious ice cream, we looked through their collection of available milk (glass bottle baby!!!), creams, yogurts, curds, cheeses and so on. I knew that on our way back to Edmonton we’d make another stop and pick up some goodies, so we decided to stop shopping and go find some animals. The calf barn is one of my favourite places because I think the young cows are so damn cute and make the strangest faces. We finally had to leave Sicamous though, so Sarah and I finished our tour by checking out the exotic chickens. Who doesn’t love chickens!
I love this dairy so much. It’s a working farm that sells you the products it produces out back. I could go on for days about how we need more places like this, but that’s a separate post altogether. For now, just remember, that if you want to treat the family, your boyfriend, your wife, or yourself on your next journey through British Columbia, make the stop along Highway 1, and spend a few minutes at D Dutchmen. Just avoid the llama spit! 🙂