Image a world without cheese Grommit? Today you can easily fill even the largest cheese board with a fabulous array of Scottish cheeses and still have plenty left to show. Cheese making continues to grow in popularity and the result are wonderful Scottish artisan cheeses and soft dairy produce that match the best in the world. From the traditional cheddar through crowdies and cabocs to the award winning Scottish brie and unpasteurised blues – Scotland’s artisan cheese makers continue to amaze with great skills and flavours.
Campbeltown Creamery (Enhanced Entry >>>)
Using milk only from local dairy herds, Mull of Kintyre Scottish Cheddar is crafted at the historic Campbeltown Creamery which has been producing cheese since the early 1900’s. The creamery’s dedicated team have many years of experience and this has helped ensure the cheddar’s quality and distinction recognised through its many award wins including its Gold win for ‘Best Scottish Cheddar’ at the International Cheese Awards in 2010 and 2011. Specialist cheese graders with extensive knowledge hand select only the highest quality Cheddar for the 200g, 300g and 400g pre-packed cheese as well as for the waxed truckles
CONTACT: Witchburn Road, Campbeltown, Argyll, The Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and Trossachs PA28 6JU
Connage Highland Dairy (Enhanced Entry >>>)
All Connage organic cheeses are made from the milk of our own cows which graze the luscious clover pastures around the dairy and along the Moray shore. Connage produce soft and hard cheeses including Clava (Brie style), Dunlop, Cromal (a Traditional Farmhouse cheese), Smoked Dunlop and Crowdie.
CONTACT: Milton of Connage, Ardersier, Highlands IV2 7QU
Tel : 01667 462000
Caithness Cheese is a 10 year old family run business, supplying a wide range of cheeses across the UK. The company offer a wide and varied range of cheeses including plain, smoked, chive, mustard, black pepper, garlic, chili, horse raddish, appricot and mature.
CONTACT: The Moorings, Occumster, Lybster, Highlands KW3 6AX
Tel : 01593 721 309
Craigmyle Cheese Company
Husband and wife team, Liz and Neil Marchant have launched a small, specialist business producing handmade cheeses using traditional methods, named Wummle, a soft mould ripened cheese, and Clachnaben, a Caerphilly style, crumbly, both using local organic, unpasteurised milk.
CONTACT: The Creamery, Craigmyle, Torphins, Aberdeen and Grampian Highlands AB31 4HP
Tel : 013398 89340
Doddington Cheese was the first dairy product to be developed at North Doddington Farm. Starting around 1990 the cheeses were developed after family makers, Neill and Margaret-Ann Maxwell spent time learning their craft from cheesemakers in the Netherlands, France and on various courses in the UK.
CONTACT: North Doddington Farm,, Wooler, Scottish Borders NE71 6AN
Tel : 01668 283 010
Dunlop Dairy Products
Award-winning cows, sheeps & goats’ cheeses, both traditional & innovative, made from their own herds.
CONTACT: West Clerkland Farm, Stewarton, Stewarton, Ayrshire and Arran KA3 5LP
Tel : 01560 482494
Errington Cheese Ltd
Errington Cheese is a small, family-run farm and cheese company started by Humphrey Errington in the early 1980’s. Currently running around 450 Lacaune dairy sheep as well as some Scotch and English mules. All the cheeses are made from their own and locally sourced milk. Errington Cheese produce a selection of unpasteurised blue cheeses, semi-hard and hard cheeses including the famed Dunsyre Blue as well as Lanark Blue, Lanark White, Biggar Blue, Maisie’s Keebuck and Cora Linn. As a traditional artisan cheese company Errington Cheese is proud to produce delicious hand made cheeses that represent the very best of fine Scottish Food … perfect for a truly Scottish cheese board.
CONTACT: Walston Breahead Farm, Carnwath, Lanark, Glasgow and The Clyde Valley ML11 8NF
Tel : 01899 810 257
Galloway Farmhouse Cheese
Ewes milk cheese makers producing the Cairnsmore range of hard cheeses. Also introduced a range of goats and cows cheese.
CONTACT: Millairies, Sorbie, Newton Stuart, Dumfries and Galloway DG8 8AL
Tel : 01988 850224
Grimbister Farm Cheese
Small family dairy business producing Unpasteurised Traditional Orkney Farmhouse Cheese. Flavours consist of Plain, Smoked, Chive, Garlic, Apricot, Ginger, Cranberry, Caraway, Walnut, Pineapple and Whisky
CONTACT: Grimbister Farm, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1TT
Tel : 01856 761318
Highland Fine Cheeses
A family business established in 1963 manufacturing traditional cheeses unique to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Cream cheeses include Crowdie, Caboc, Galic, Gruth Dhu. Our fresh cheese The Strathdon Blue was named Scotland’s best cheese at the 2002 British Cheese Awards.
CONTACT: Blairliath Farm, Shore Road, Tain, Highlands IV19 1EB
Tel : 01862 892 034
I J Mellis Cheesemonger
After many years South of the border, Iain returned to Scotland to start his own business selling and ripening farmhouse cheeses of exceptional high quality in order to meet the consumer’s needs. Iain has worked in a large cheesemaking factory as well as smaller, traditional farmhouse dairies. He has deep feelings of what makes a good cheese and sells only the cheeses he feels have the quality and taste to be labelled farmhouse cheese
CONTACT: Unit B1A, Albion Business Centre, 78 Albion Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and The Lothians EH7 5QZ
Tel : 0131 661 9955
Inverloch Cheese Company
Inverloch Cheese CompanyInverloch Cheese Company, is based in Campbeltown Argyll where we produce our range of over 20 cheeses. These include our gold medal Drumloch Guernsey cheddar and the original Inverloch goatsmilk cheddar. We also produce the unique Gigha Fruit cheeses and a range of excellent flavour blended cheddars.
CONTACT: The Creamery, 22 Kirk Street, Campbeltown, Argyll, The Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and Trossachs PA28 6BN
Tel : 01586 552 692
Island Cheese Company
The Isle of Arran being ‘Clean and Green’ seemed a natural place to establish the Island Cheese Company, and so this family business was formed over 15 years ago in the Home Farm of Brodick Castle.
Initially established to delicious flavoured cheddars to a local and tourist market The Island Cheese Company now supplies a wide range of cheese to 15 farmer’s markets each month as well as a number of outlets throughout the UK
CONTACT: Home Farm, Brodick, Ayrshire and Arran KA27 8DD
Tel : 01770 302788
Isle of Arran Cheese
Crafted at the Torrylinn Creamery, nestled on the southern tip of Scotland’s idyllic Isle of Arran, our Isle of Arran cheddar is made by hand and in open vats, using traditional methods that have been passed down through generations. The milk comes from just three farms. The results of this dedication and passion produce a smooth, rich and rounded cheese with an often crunchy texture. Its savoury taste has a hint of sweetness complemented by nutty notes, enhancing the complexity and making it very moreish indeed.
CONTACT: Torrylinn, Ayrshire and Arran KA27 8PH
Tel : 0800 011 3415
Knockraich Creamery is a small dairy farm in Fintry, central Scotland, run by Robert Rodger. Knockraich uses milk from their own herd of British Friesian cattle to make Katy Rodger’s handmade Dairy Ice Cream, soft cheeses and yogurts. In their new custom built creamery on the farm, Knockcraich aim to provide the local Scottish market with a high quality, natural and local product. Current ice cream flavours include: Original, Wild Fruits, Damson & Plum, Gooseberry & Elderflower, Chocolate & Hazelnut, Cappuccino. Cheeses include Fintry Soft Cheese and Knockraich Crowdie.
CONTACT: Knockraich Farm, Fintry, Fintry, Argyll, The Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and Trossachs G63 0LN
Tel : 01360 860202
Loch Arthur Creamery
Our Creamery has built its reputation on the production of a range of dairy products using only fresh un-pasteurised milk from our own herd of Bio-Dynamically reared Ayrshire cows. Only vegetarian rennet is used. We have combined the best of traditional techniques with a modern approach to responsible food production
CONTACT: Beeswing, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG2 8JQ
Tel : 01387 760 296
Mains of Shevado
Dutch “Frisian” milk sheep graze contentedly on the organic fields of Bruckley Estate.
We make natural sheep cheese the traditional way, along with variations Garlic/Onion/Paprika, Bears Garlic, and Coriander/Fenugreek. We also make yoghurt and feta.
CONTACT: Sheep Dairy, Peterhead, Aberdeen and Grampian Highlands AB42 4QN
Tel : 01771 619028
The Stichill Jerseys have their home in the Scottish Borders near Kelso. The herd, cheese and cream production are managed by a mother and daughter team who still prefer to make cheese by traditional methods and work to make top quality products. Stichill Jerseys are the only makers of clotted cream in Scotland
CONTACT: Garden Cottage Farm, Kelso, Scottish Borders TD5 7TJ
Tel : 01573 470263
The Caledonian Cheese Company Limited
The Home of Seriously Strong Cheddar.
CONTACT: Commerce Road, Stranraer, Scottish Borders DG9 7DA
Tel : 01776 702 127
Wester Lawrenceton Farm | Update
Wester Lawrenceton FarmSmall organic farm, with on-farm processing of award winning cow and goat cheese, hard, semi-soft and soft, made with unpasteurised milk.
CONTACT: Forres, Aberdeen and Grampian Highlands IV36 2RH
Tel : 01309 676 566