It’s no secret the staff at Wichita By E.B. loves desserts. Anytime there’s something new and unique, it’s a must we head that way. A new commercial goat creamery opened up at Elderslie Farm that served goat milk gelato and we just had to check it out. We had no idea what it would taste like or what to expect but made the drive north to Valley Center with open minds and an open appetite.
3501 E 101st St N
Valley Center, KS 67147
Tuesday: 10am – 12pm
Wednesday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Closed on Monday
The building for the creamery was huge. When we stepped inside, we saw a bunch of goats just walking around or lying on the ground giving us dirty envious looks we were about to walk into an air-conditioned building. I think it would be a fun little visual if you ever bring your kids.
As we proceeded into the retail space, they had bread, cookies, meats, and cheese available for sale. But for this visit, we came strictly for the goat milk gelato.
On the afternoon we stopped in, they only had a few flavors available. They had sweet cream, straciatella, and gajeta (I probably butchered those names). They explained what each one was to me but driving home, I already forgot what each was.
What I remember was we thought they were all delicious. My girlfriend shared the same sentiment. If we had to guess, we were expecting something pretty tart, funky or very different from ice cream in terms of flavor and texture. That wasn’t the case at all. While there were certainly differences, it wasn’t any sort of deterrent for those who love to stick to what they know.
The gelato was creamier, smoother and more elastic so to speak than traditional ice cream. I guess gelato is served at a warmer temperature than ice cream so in the hot sun, we had to eat it quicker than usual. The flavors were all phenomenal. They were sweet but not too sweet; just a good balance. One of the gelatos had a very subtle chocolate aftertaste to it that I loved.
While it was definitely quite the drive for gelato, we can say it was really good and something worth everybody’s time if you’re ever out there for blackberry picking or checking out the cafe.
Now that we’ve tried the creamery, I hear lots of good things about their Farm to Table Dining dinners. Might have to push that up my list of things to do soon.
Here’s the menu: