Meet The Team

About Us

Our Story

Hello and welcome from the Mackenzie Family! We live at Rootfield Farm on the beautiful Black Isle in the heart of the Highlands and launched Black Isle Dairy in 2013.

I’m a fourth-generation dairy farmer and along with my wife, daughters and small team, make artisan dairy products, including award winning gelato-style ice cream, natural yoghurt and whole unhomogenised milk, available to buy from our Self-Service Farm Shop. Our traditional mixed herd of Holsteins, Ayrshires and Jerseys spend six months grazing on gently sloping grasslands above the Strathconon Valley and are milked by state-of-the-art robots.

The happy herd provides the luscious whole milk for all Black Isle Dairy’s products, which are also available to buy from selected Highland outlets.

Thank you for supporting local!

Nick, Jo & the Girls
Rootfield Farm

Best Quality Since 2013


Meet Our Team

  • Nick

    Farmer + founder, Nick is responsible for the overall…


    Partner and co-founder of Black Isle Dairy, Jo is a former…


    Daisy helps label bottles and forms part of the taste test…


    Chief taste tester of new ice cream flavours!


    Production/parlor manager, Katie has a background…


    Production/parlor assistant Amy ably supports…


    Cattleman Craig is an experienced stockman…

    The Herd

    Last but not least, our herd of traditional dairy breeds!