Sheep Merry's Milk Ice Cream Is Made from Sheep Milk -Matsuyama Farm in Bifuka-
April 23rd, 2016
Sheep Merry's Milk Ice Cream (メリーさんの羊アイス) is an ice cream made from sheep milk produced by Matsuyama Farm (松山農場) in Niupu (仁宇布), Bifuka located between Asahikawa city and Wakkanai city. It is said that the Niupu district is the setting of "A Wild Sheep Chase (羊を巡る冒険)" written by Mr. Haruki Murakami (村上春樹), a famous novelist, and this place is deeply connected with the sheep. 3 types of the sheep, East Friesian Sheep for milking, Poll Dorset Sheep for meat and Romanov Sheep for leather are bred, and the Sheep Merry's Milk Ice Cream is made from the sheep milk of the Friesland Sheep. Speaking of the ice cream, cow milk is commonly used, and it is a rare ice cream. Those are sold at roadside station "Bifuka (美深)", Farm Inn Tonttu (ファームイントント) and Koibu (コイブ) run by the Matsuyama Farm.
I had come to the Bifuka, and I visited the Farm Inn Tonttu to buy the Sheep Merry's Milk Ice Cream. The price is JPY 324. This place has an atomosphere, and I ate the ice cream while looking over the sheep at the side of the ranch. White ice cream came into sight when I opened a cover, and I spooned the ice cream up with a wooden spoon, but the ice cream was hard unexpectedly. The taste was very rich, and was not too sweet, and it was well balanced. Besides, I had thought that the ice cream had a beast smell before I ate the ice cream, but it did not have the beast smell at all. Good taste! The sheep milk seems to be higher in lipid and protein than milk, and it is better for the health. In addition, sheep milk yogurts and sheep milk as well as the ice cream are sold.
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