A Bit About Our History

The Soave family originated from the town of Cassino, not far from Rome. Like many Italians of the same generation, the family made the decision to go in search of a better life, and in 1914 emigrated to the “sunnier climes” of Scotland!

The family cafe and Ice Cream business began in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, and remained there during the first half of the century.In the early 1950’s, “Uncle Angie” purchased ‘Muirhead Cafe’, and it is on this same site that Eric Soave, having taken over the mantle of his much loved uncle in 1972, later constructed a modern plant from which he continues to produce the award winning ice cream.

It was at this time that the now famous Soave recipe was perfected. While the company has moved with the times in terms of technical advances in the ice cream making world, they have resisted the temptation, in these commercial times to alter the original family recipe. Distributing widely throughout Scotland, we produce a vast selection of flavours (from which Raspberry Ripple, Traditional Scottish Tablet, Honeycomb Sensation and of course, the unequalled Vanilla Royale, rate among the favourites!).

Award Winning Ice Cream

Our awards span decades and we are delighted to continue upon our success more recently by winning awards at both the 2017 and 2018 Scottish Royal Highland Show at Ingliston, Edinburgh, in the Ice Cream Competition where we had previously won the “Champion Best Ice Cream Award” and another two Silver merits.

Soave’s have also become finalists in the 2015 Sunday Mail Golden Cone Awards and in the same year featured in the Scotland Ice Cream Trail.  In 2017 we were finalists at the Lanarkshire Business Awards.