Mr Mark Antonelli
COW TO CONE
About Mr Mark Antonelli
Mark Antonelli has over 20 years experience in the ice cream industry and before that 10 years in dairy farming. As the fourth generation of a family business, Mark with his brother David took over the day to day running from their father Roland in the 90’s.
Mark uses his experience in farming and knowledge of ice cream making to assist dairy farmers who wish to explore options of making their milk into ice cream. Understanding the technical aspects and science behind ice cream production is key to achieving the best texture and taste. Mark supports many ice cream manufacturers and retailers; established businesses and new enterprises; whether family run or an industrial production level company; those making with recipes passed on for generations to those developing a more modern product.
Antonelli is the only UK ice cream cones manufacturer who make the full range of wafer, waffle and sugar cones in-house. Mark also won the UK Sole Distributor agreement to supply MEC3 ingredients (world leading Italian flavour house) for making ice cream, which when added to some simple sugars and your beautiful milk will make a product that you will be proud of.
A review of specifically why you might consider turning milk into ice cream or Gelato. What practically is involved with setting up a making and retail site on or off farm. How many people will it take and with what skills.
We will look at some typical costs and returns as well as the commercial advantages that such an enterprise will bring.