Rothiemurchus Estate Farm ShopGalloway Farmhouse CheeseBallencrieff Rare Pedigree PigsCarmichael VenisonBelhaven Smokehouse LtdCraigadam Country LarderArdardan Farm ShopGosford Bothy Farm ShopCairnton Aberdeen Angus BeefLoch Arthur Creamery, Farm Shop and CaféConnage Highland DairySt Andrews Farmhouse Cheese CoWhitmuir The Organic PlaceCream O GallowayCraigie's Farm Deli & CafeGlengorm Castle EstateIsle of Mull Cheese CoFOOD MILES FROM HOME by WENDY BARRIEGlengorm Castle Coffee Shop, Art Gallery & Farm ShopAuchentullich Farm Shop Inverawe Smokery & Fishing CentreBread MattersArdshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods

Scottish Farm Shops

 
Unique to Scotland is the eclectic mix of farms shops, each with marvelous locally produced goodies. From trout lochs to vegetables, free-range eggs to rare pig breeds, there is high quality produce available throughout Scotland - it's just knowing where to find it.

This particular section highlights those businesses that retail on their farms. Many regularly attend farmers' markets, but why wait for a Saturday when many are open all year round?
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Cardross

Helensburgh
G825HD
Tel:01389 849188
http://www.ardardan.co.uk
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Fantastic range of local produce including bakery, meats, fruit and vegetables in this beautifully refurbished farm shop. They sell their own delicious highland beef and lamb and also support other award-winning producers in their chill counter.

There is an amazing CHEESE COUNTER complete with olive bar. With such a great range of fine produce it is easy to create a gift hamper with the pretty baskets on sale or buy one ready made for someone special.

Check out their café entry too. With café, farm shop, woodland walk and walled garden this exceptional family run estate is a joy to visit.



Elie

Leven
KY9 1EU
Tel:01333 331400
http://www.ardrossfarm.co.uk
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Traditional East Neuk beef, reared and bred on this family farm. Its slow maturing ArdrossFarmShop_ensures well-marbled succulent results. Beautiful Farm Shop on site with speciality local produce, their own beef and many lovely foodie items for home or gifts.

They have their own world class beef steak pies and other homemade ready to eat goodies alongside the mouth-watering steaks and a great range from other essential supplies from cheese to their home grown vegetables, local eggs, preserves and bakes!

Winners of many awards - here they are celebrating one of them! ......Great supporters of Slow Food Movement, indeed when Slow Food Italy came over I brought them here.



Glenluig

Lochailort



Inverness-shire
PH364JL
Tel:+44 1687 470 266
https://smokedproduce.co.uk
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ardshealachsalmon1Specialising in small handcrafted batches of the finest smoked foods - smoked salmon, kippers, gravadlaz, trout and pates, plus smoked meats, cheese and hampers, all carefully sourced and smoked to ensure only the best flavours are created.

There is nothing mass produced about this family business: attention to detail and quality are paramount. Here is their delicious smoked salmon, both hot and cold smoked, smoked duck and their Lochaber Smoked Cheese. A perfect starter or light lunch.

By the Sound of Arisaig, with incredible mountain scenery, The Smokehouse was established in the 1980s in Glenuig and became Ardshealach Fine Foods in 2013. They offer a shipping service with mail order shopping on their weblink.



Arden
Alexandria

Loch Lomond
G83 8RF
Tel:01389 850240
https://www.facebook.com/auchentullichfarmshop
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This is a prime example of a wonderful farm shop and Loch Lomond is lucky to have them! They have their own herd of Highland Cattle plus additional meats in their chiillers from other local suppliers and a range of pies from the Aberfoyle Butcher. We bought some of their own Highland Beef and slow cooked it on our log stove...wow...these traditional breeds taste superb.

They have a full range range of lovely artisan cheeses on their CHEESE COUNTER, better than many a city deli, plus bread deliveries from Mhor and a lovely selection of rapeseed oil, jams, chutneys and other goodies. There are a few stools by their log stove to tarry a while with a top notch coffee and delicious home baking so you need not hurry!



Ballencrieff Gardens

Longniddry
EH32 0PJ
Tel:01875 870551
http://www.ballencrieffrppigs.co.uk
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Award Winning Ballencrieff and now with a wonderful wee book written by Peter in a highly entertaining way about his life with his pigs! The good old-fashioned taste of Ballencrieff Rare Pedigree Pigs has received several Great Taste Awards. Peter and Elma  rear old fashioned pigs in the old fashioned way – outdoors, fed on natural feed with no growth promoters, no antibiotics and no GM produce – the result, well fed, happy pigs which produce the tastiest products.

Long-time members of Scottish Food Guide, they have scaled down recently, closing their farm shop, but they still attend the Haddington Farmers' Market to sell to regulars.



Beltonford

Dunbar
EH42 1ST
Tel:01368 863244
http://www.belhavensmokehouse.com
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Belhaven Smokehouse is by Dunbar where for over 30years David Pate has beenbelhavennov16b.jpg smoking trout and salmon, now with his son. He also smokes cheeses, has local speciality produce and makes terrific pates. 

This family business sources the finest seafood for consumers at Farmers’ Markets and their lovely farm shop, and to chefs for prime seafood on their menus. They also create a delicious range of home smoked and cured produce including their latest with Beetroot Gravadlax with North Berwick Gin. 

They won Great Taste Awards for Roasted Smoked Salmon and Lemon and Pepper varieties and regularly wins awards from East Lothian for Best Local Produce. We should all consume at least one portion of oily fish each week - this is a very enjoyable way to meet that dietary target!

 



Macbiehill Farmhouse
Lamancha


West Linton
EH46 7AZ
Tel:01968 660449
http://www.breadmatters.com
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Andrew Whitley is the author of Bread Matters and co-founder of the UK’s Real Bread Campaign.  Andrew campaigns with thoughtfulness and commitment for better quality in our daily bread and an end to the adulteration of the staff of life. 

Having heard him in action he is The Bread and Grains expert and his courses are highly authoritative. They have a well equipped Baking Studio, an organic small holding and an online shop - indeed there is so much going on, click on their weblink for more details!

He created one of the UK’s first organicartisan bakeries (the Village Bakery Melmerby in Cumbria) and ran it for more than 25 years. When traveling in Russia he was inspired by their sourdoughs and launched a range of naturally fermenting breads.

Studying Food Policy and increasingly concerned over the state of British bread, he and Veronica co-founded Breadshare Community-supported Bakery and continue their campaigning, their latest being Scotland The Bread.

Scotland The Bread is one of the innovative enlightened agriculture projects in a pilot programme supported by Funding Enlightened Agriculture. It aims to engage the creative energies of people throughout the food chain in participatory research and collective action to produce better home-grown flour and bread. See website for more details. (Here they are at Royal Highland Show 2016).



Carmichael Estate

Lanark Old
ML12 6PG
Tel:01899 308336
http://www.carmichael.co.uk
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Heading southwards on the A73 – so pleasant to avoid motorways – you will findvenison.jpg Carmichael Estate Farm Shop and can pause for tasty home baking at their Clan Farmhouse Kitchen. The Carmichael family have been farming these lands for 700 years and today the current Clan Chief and his family continue these traditions, producing their own beef, lamb and venison, from rearing to processing, assuring complete traceability and low food miles.

Several of the old estate cottages have also been beautifully renovated for holiday lets - with farm shop and tearoom on your doorstep you don’t have far to go for gourmet meals!

As Clan Carmichael HQ there is also a good range of gifts and Carmichael tartan items, plus news of Gatherings. Winner of Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2009 for Product Innovation of the Year with their Venison Rashers, offering a healthy, tasty alternative to bacon that also utilizes economic cuts in an innovative way. Look out for their venison at many farmers' markets. 



Milton of Connage
Ardersier

Inverness
IV2 7QU
Tel:01667 462000
http://www.connage.co.uk
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  • CHEESEMAKER
  • PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN, NORWEGIAN REDS, JERSEY & JERSEY CROSS COWS
  • VEGETARIAN RENNET
  • CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY SOIL ASSOCIATION
  • CHEESE PANTRY SHOP & CAFE

The Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Forum’s Ambassador of the Year 2015. Multi award winning cheeses handcrafted from organic milk produced on the family farm by Ardersier. In 2013 it was named one of top ten cheeses in Britain. There are events throughout the season so check their website for details.........also seen on Hairy Bikers Programme! Supplier to the 2012 Olympic Games Competitors Village and Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. Also home of the Cheese Pantry and Café.

A family business in the true sense of the word, Connage is owned by brothers Callumcelebrationcheeseconnage.jpg and Cameron and their wives Jill and Eileen. Callum and Jill manage the cheese side of the business using years of experience to produce their fully traceable multi award winning cheeses. Cameron and Eileen undertake the majority of the work on the farm themselves, from breeding and managing the dairy herd to milking them. The cows graze the luscious clover pastures by the dairy and along the shores of the Moray Firth. 

Connage soft and hard cheeses include:

 



Craigadam Estate

Castle Douglas
DG7 3HH
Tel:01556 650233
http://www.craigadam.com
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Finest quality game and lamb from this beautiful sporting estate and organic sheepcraigadamroe.jpg farm. They can take groups on the estate by arrangement for Rod and Gun packages, fishing and shooting.

Their beautiful guesthouse is also a great place to stay and dine on the local produce, much of it from the estate. Their individually designed bedrooms around the farm courtyard are exquisite.

Richard and Celia are delightful and folk come again and again for their sporting estate and hospitality. They also sell their tasty produce cured and smoked, vacuum packed and sliced. Photo: Craigadam



West Craigie Farm


South Queensferry
EH30 9TR
Tel:0131 319 1048
http://www.craigies.co.uk
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Craigie's Farm Deli and Cafe is a very splendid place. The Sinclair's original fruit farmcraigiescafe.jpg diversified into fruit, vegetables and wonderful cafe. Still famous for its range of Jam Kitchen preserves and seasonal pick your own berries but now a year round venue to visit. Its custom-made cafe and shop on the farm is light, spacious and airy with stunning views over the Forth and beyond.

The Sinclairs have developed their berry farm into a major food destination. Still growing berries for consumers, chefs and their own jams and preserves, they now have a great range of local suppliers represented in their shop, including the Buffalo Farm Butchery section. Their cafe is open all day for lattes and cakes, tiffin and teas, or something more substantial from their daily range of home cooked dishes using the best local and seasonal produce - an award-winning combination from a great team.



Rainton
Gatehouse of Fleet

Castle Douglas
DG7 2DR
Tel:01557 814040
http://www.creamogalloway.co.uk
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  • CHEESEMAKER & ICE CREAM MAKER
  • UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN MONTBELLIER, SWEDISH RED & HOLSTEIN COWS
  • VEGETARIAN RENNET
  • ON FARM CAFE & RETAIL
  • CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY SOIL ASSOCIATION

Already famous for their fabulous ice cream, the Finlay family have reintroduced cheese making to Rainton Farm in 2013 after a 40 year break giving an cream_o_gall_cheese.jpgopportunity to experiment and explore the flavours and textures of different types of cheese. They now have 4 fabulous cheeses, all made by hand.

The Finlay family has been farming at Rainton since the 1920s. Their organic and green credentials are superb; their visitor centre perfect for families and their delightfully creamy ice cream in a great range of flavours has resulted in many awards and well deserved recognition.

  • Carrick -  Best UK Organic Cheese 2015  - A mature, farmhouse style cheese, traditionally aged, tangy, sweet and creamy. (won gold at the 2016 Artisan cheese awards)
  • Laganory- light, crumbly; clean tasting with a pleasant tang.(won bronze at the 2016 Artisan cheese awards)
  • Rainton Tomme - creamy flavoursome Swiss style cheese.(won silver at the 2016 Artisan cheese awards)
  • Fleet Valley Blue– mild, creamy blue cheese with a smooth texture and nutty flavour.

Congratulations also to Sarah Haworth, their cheesemaker, who received Silver Award in the Novice Cheesemaker Category  2015 for the Carrick.

Finlay's Farmhouse Cheese is available at their visitor centre, online and from local shops. Winner of Rural Tourism category for 2017 Scottish Rural Awards.



West Clerkland Farm

Stewarton
KA3 5LP
Tel:01560 482494
http://www.dunlopdairy.co.uk
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  • CHEESEMAKER
  • PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN AYRSHIRE COWS
  • OWN GOATS' MILK CHEESES TOO
  • VEGETARIAN RENNET
  • ON FARM RETAIL & CAFE
  • PGI STATUS

Dunlop Dairy is a Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheesemaker based near Stewarton Ayrshire, with a range of farmhouse cheese you can taste and buy in their Cheese Shop and Tearoom. The Dunlop cheese has PGI  (Protected Geographical Indication) status.

Ann has a lovely shop and cafe with not only her artisan cheese on sale but also gifts and a great range of home bakes in her tearoom.

Hard cheeses…

  • Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop - native cheese to area hence the name Dunlop. It is like cheddar but moister – made with Ayrshire cows milk. Depending how long it is matured, it comes in mild, mature and smoked....
  • Bonnet - hard goats’ milk cheese matured for several months.

Soft cheeses …

  • Aiket - Camembert style soft cows’ milk cheese covered with a bloomy white dunlop_display.jpg
    rind.
  • Glazert - Bloomy white mould ripened soft goats’ milk cheese.
  • Clerkland Crowdie - A soft fresh cows’ milk cheese. Fresh as in not ripened so it is ready to eat as soon as it is made. This is an excellent example of traditional farmhouse crowdie and the only one in Scotland made with Ayrshire cows. They also do this cheese from goats milk but it doesn’t have a name so is sold as goat curd.
  • Paddy’s Milestone & Ailsa Craig - These are made from cows’ milk and goats’ milk respectively. They are named after the famous rock in the Firth of Clyde because they resemble the shape of Ailsa Craig.
  • Some cheeses may be unpasteurised so please check range at time of purchase

Ann's Traditional Scottish Crowdie & Dunlop are on Slow Food's Ark of Taste.



FOOD MILES FROM HOME by WENDY BARRIE

Aberdour
FOOD MILES FROM HOME by WENDY BARRIE
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Wendy Barrie's cook book “Food Miles from Home” has entertaining stories from Wendy's travel diaries, giving a taste of regional cookery from some of her favourite places, eating seasonally and seeking local speciality producers. It can be purchased by ordering online here. wendy@wendybarrie.co.uk

There are recipes from Skåne and the Ice Hotel in Sweden; Piemonte and Tuscany in Italy and many more including Shetland Lamb and Highland Beef recipes from Scotland.

£10 inclusive of p&p in UK and from selected farm shops including Tain Pottery and Benromach Distillery Shop.



Millairies Farm
Sorbie

Newton Stewart
DG8 8AL
Tel:01988 850224
http://www.gallowayfarmhousecheese.co.uk
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  • CHEESEMAKER
  • UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN FRIESLAND SHEEP & FRIESIAN COWS
  • ALSO GOATS' CHEESE
  • VEGETARIAN RENNET
  • SOIL ASSOCIATION ORGANIC CERTIFICATION
  • FROM EWE TO YOU, ON FARM RETAIL

“In 1989 we started milking a small flock of Friesland sheep, and in 1990 started producing our organic “Cairnsmore” ewes cheese. In recent years we have extended our range to include goats' cheese and organic cows' cheeses. The flavours include smoked, green peppercorns, and natural rind. Cairnsmore Cow's cheese is a hard pressed cheese and matured for at least 5 months.  In the summer months we make fresh ricotta from the whey.

In 2015 we have launched “Millairies” – a semi -hard cheese rinded in our cheesegalloway.jpg cellar under the mill.  It is made with cows' and ewes' milk.

Next year we will be starting to milk our own organic Friesian cows to help expand the business for the next generation. We are delighted to have just won “Dairy Provider 2015” at the Food Awards Scotland 2015.”

They also have a lovely onsite shop, EWE TO YOU, with sheep related crafts - sheepskin rugs, fleeces and smaller gift items, plus local foodie items...and of course a wonderful cheese counter with their own cheeses!



by Tobermory



Isle of Mull
PA75 6QE
Tel:01688 302321
http://www.glengormcastle.co.uk
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This estate is famous for its Hill Bred Pedigree Highland Cattle, on Slow Food Ark of Taste. They also rear Hebridean lamb and venison off the hill so a delicious range of local heritage meats available in their farm shop, along with home bakes and a range from other local producers.

They feature on the fabulous film The Steak Revolution http://steakrevolution.com as among the very best we have. Highland beef is world class.

As you wind  through the stunning scenery to Glengorm you will find their lovely farm shop and cafe - a popular haunt of walkers, cyclists and foodies, along with beautiful cottages available to rent and opportunities to hold weddings and events at Glengorm Castle itself.

Highland Cattle are famous on picture postcards, an icon of Scotland and instantlyglengorm2 recognisable as a true heritage breed, yet few are aware how they have become heavier and ‘developed’ to give larger carcass weight and bigger cuts. This Hill Bred Pedigree Highland Cattle is an old strain that has not been developed and solely bred on the hill, the traditional way. It has a wonderful long-in-the-mouth flavor, almost gamey in character. Highlanders lay down fat differently from other breeds of cattle, protecting their kidneys to survive the extreme climate. The marbling in the beef develops later on.

This family took on the Glengorm fold (as Highland herds are called) 50 years ago but the fold itself dates back more than 170 years when it was first documented. This particular herd is highly praised for its old strain and 100% outdoor life with feed from nature. All research led back to Glengorm. They live on the hills of Mull all year round, as they have done for well over a century. They are sustainable, thriving on the natural pasture, heath and herbs of the environment in which they live. This is apparent in their flavour. They can be used to manage and diversify marginal lands without the negative impact seen with heavier breeds. They mature for 3 years before they are slaughtered and butchered on Mull. 



Gosford Estate

Longniddry
EH32 0PX
Tel:01875 871234
https://www.facebook.com/GosfordBothy
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This super farm shop has a dedicated butcher counter with top notch produce - theirgos_saddleback.jpg own Wild Boar is naturally reared in family groups in this wooded East Lothian estate. Their Saddleback Pork is also excellent. Other local beef and hill lamb also available plus seasonal local game.

Complete with butchery, Shop and Café they also stock eggs and vegetables, all from the Gosford Estate, plus a great range of other small producers from East Lothian - oil, locally milled flours, jams, honeys etc. This is a super place to stop and shop on the way down to Gullane. I've even bought logs for the fire here too - very handy! 

This delicious recipe with Bob's Saddleback Pork is on recipe pages.



Taynuilt
Argyll

Argyll, Isles, Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs Members
PA35 1HU
Tel:01866 822 808
http://www.inverawe-fisheries.co.uk
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With beautiful views and great barrista coffee this is a lovely place to visit. The cafesmorgasmini.jpg naturally has a great range of Inverawe smoked produce alongside home baking, and a farm shop to buy their produce.

70 miles north of Glasgow on the A85 to Oban this Smokery & Fishing Centre also has a lovely cafe and self catering cottages. They offer angling courses and even really challenging fishing in pools and rapids! They have a super exhibition, a shop and beautiful walks and play areas for the kids.

Buy online or look out for their produce in discerning stores and now with a cookbook out too. 



J Reade & Sons
Sgriob-Ruadh Farm
By Tobermory

Isle of Mull
PA75 6QD
Tel:01688 302627
http://www.isleofmullcheese.co.uk
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  • CHEESEMAKER
  • UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN BROWN SWISS, FRIESIAN, SWEDISH RED, NORWEGIAN RED & MEUSE RHINE ISSEL COWS
  • TRADITIONAL RENNET
  • FARM SHOP
  • CAFE 

This family of farmhouse artisan cheesemakers use their own dairy herds and traditional methods to produce award-winning unpasteurized Traditional Isle of Mull, and Hebridean Blue cheeses, along with Cloth Bound Tobermory Truckles and naturally flavoured wax coated Isle of Mull Flavells.

In 1979, Jeff and Chris Reade moved to the then derelict Sgriob-ruadh Farm.cheese_labels_mull.jpg Together with their four sons and driven by their own enterprise, ingenuity, skill, and hard work, they built a working farm with cow housing, milking parlour, cheesemaking room and cellars. Chris, Garth, Brendan and Shelagh continue to cultivate Isle of Mull cheese today and the 3rd generation is in training! The family is proud to be one of the island’s largest employers. The dairy, bakery and houses are powered by a hydroelectric plant, wind turbine and log burners.
Folk staying in the farm's holiday cottages can enjoy their indoor swimming pool,  heated with reclaimed heat from cooling the evening milk down and the air conditioning equipment used in the dairy!

iomc_baord2Cheese produced from raw milk has many layers of flavours and they endeavour to preserve the natural flora found in the milk (the terroir) by milking directly into the cheese vat. A truly sustainable and holistic way to produce cheese.

Summers are short on the island, so the herd are housed in large sheds over winter, to protect them from the wild island weather. They are fed a balanced diet of hay, silage and draff, from the distillery in Tobermory a mile or so away. Summers are wonderful, bright and fresh with long days. The cows graze on rich organic grass.

Over the years the cheese has matured with flavours that range from sweet andiomc_cafe.jpg boozy to rich, savoury, and mellow. 

The dairy, close by the island's delightfully colourful principal town of Tobermory, also has a farm shop, beautiful cafe and ceramics. Their fine reputation means the cheeses can be found on many excellent specialist cheese counters, so please ask for them!



J Reade & Sons
Sgriob-Ruadh Farm
By Tobermory
Isle of Mull

Argyll, Isles, Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs Members - Isle of Mull
PA75 6QD
Tel:01688 302627
http://www.isleofmullcheese.co.uk
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iomc_meats.jpgFamous for their award-winning truckles of cheddar and their delicious blue cheese - see Scottish Cheese Trail section - they also rear pigs as part of their excellent environmental strategy, feeding the animals on the nutritious whey, a natural by product of cheesemaking.

In their farm shop they sell a tasty range of pork products, along with locally made
black pudding and seasonal game.

The dairy, bakery and houses are powered by a hydroelectric plant, wind turbine and log burners. Folk staying in the farm's holiday cottages can enjoy their indoor swimming pool,  heated with reclaimed heat from cooling the evening milk down and the air conditioning equipment used in the dairy!
 
They also have a wonderful cafe - see Places to Eat section.


Loch Arthur Camphill Community
Beeswing


Dumfries
DG2 8JQ
Tel:01387 259669
http://www.locharthur.org.uk
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  • CHEESEMAKER
  • UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN DAIRY SHORTHORN & MEUSE RHINE ISSEL COWS
  • VEGETARIAN RENNET
  • ON FARM RETAIL, BAKERY, BUTCHERY & CAFE
  • CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY SOIL ASSOCIATION & BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION

crannog.jpgWinner of the Artisan Food category for 2017 Scottish Rural Awards. Suppliers of an excellent range of fresh, soft and matured cheeses including Loch Arthur Farmhouse Cheese, Crannog, Kebbuck, wonderful butter and fresh cheese products such as Feta. With many awards and even more devotees!

They have a top notch cheese counter and of course they also use their cheese in the cafe. You can buy cheese books and cheese kits too!

The Loch Arthur Creamery and Farmshop's new buildings are now in their second yearlocharthurexterior.jpg  and a great asset to the region, offering not only a fine selection of their award-winning handmade organic cheese and dairy products made onsite but also a fantastic selection of their own organic and locally produced foods: • Breads and rolls baked fresh daily in their own bakery • Organic meats from their own and locally reared animals butchered in their butchery • A remarkable selection of organic fruit and vegetables • Cakes, pies, biscuits, dips, chutneys, and much more, produced in their Farm Shop kitchen ...and even local pottery. A very fine farm shop in a delightful rural setting.

Their lovely Café serves a delightful selection of cakes, soups and light meals produced from the finest ingredients….predominantly organic and very fresh. It has already become a much appreciated meeting place in Dumfries and Galloway, and a very welcome addition to what was already a very special place.

 



Rothiemurchus Centre
by Aviemore

Inverness-shire
PH22 1QH
Tel:01479 812345
http://www.rothiemurchus.net
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Rothiemurchus is a superb family run Highland Estate set at the heart of the stunning Cairngorm National Park. Passionate about delicious food, Rothiemurchus not only produces its very own succulent Highland Beef, Velvety Forest Venison and fresh Rainbow Trout all home reared on the estate, it has a plethora of other delicacies and tempting treats.

They have a superb stock of cheeses on their CHEESE COUNTER and whilst you are there, tarry awhile and walk around Loch An Eilein - pure magic and actually voted Britain's Best Picnic Spot! Rothie (as they are fondly known) also offer more than 30 different outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy. Before you leave, do try their fabulous cafe too.



Falside Farm

Pittenweem
KY10 2RT
Tel:01333 312 580
http://www.standrewscheese.co.uk
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  • CHEESEMAKER
  • UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM THEIR OWN HOME BRED HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN COWS
  • TRADITIONAL RENNET
  • ON FARM RETAIL AND CAFE

Visit Fife's only farmhouse cheesemakers. The glass wall allows you to watch the action and Jane's cheeses are a delicious asset to this lovely region. Her well stocked cheese counter is the perfect place to buy her excellent hand crafted award-winning cheeses. Tarry a while at their beautiful coffee shop with home baking par excellence! The wonderful home mades soups are served with her absolutely delicious freshly baked cheese scones. The elevated views from the cafe are over open countryside and the sea beyond making it a delightful place to visit. There is also a great range of cheese related foodie gifts in the shop.

“The Stewart family has farmed at Falside for over 50 years and the dairy has alwayscheese1MINI.jpg been central to the business. As nobody else in Fife is making cheese from their own milk on farm; there seemed to be public demand for, and interest in, locally produced food; and last, but not least, we love cheese – in January 2008, our first cheese was born.”

Award-winning ‘Anster’ cheese is hand-made on the farm – to a traditional recipe – by Jane Stewart, using unpasteurized milk from her husband Robert’s herd of home-bred Holstein Friesian cows. This new cheese is fresh and dry, with an almost crumbly texture that dissolves in the mouth to leave a full-flavoured finish. Her other fine cheeses include Red Anster and St Andrews Farmhouse Cheddar.

Jane's Anster and Scottish Farmhouse Cheese is  on Slow Food's Ark of Taste.



Achmore

Kyle of Lochalsh
IV53 8UW
Tel:01599 577203
http://www.westhighlanddairy.co.uk
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  • CHEESEMAKER & CHEESE COURSES
  • PASTEURISED MILK FROM RANGE OF COWS INCLUDING CHANNEL ISLAND
  • VEGETARIAN RENNET ON COURSES
  • FARM SHOP

Kathy and David are internationally renowned for their cheese and cheesemaking courses. Indeed I have seen Kathy's well-thumbed book 'Practical Cheesemaking' on many a cheesemaker's bookshelf in Scandinavia too!

They run courses where many of our current cheesemakers learnt their craft. TheirMain_dairy_room2 dairy was established in 1987 where training and cheesemaking took place for over 20 years. Recently they have decided to focus on their dairy training courses whilst opening the shop in the pretty crofting village of Achmore on a limited basis for the sale of ice cream and other dairy products made by students. Students may also make arrangements to bring their own milk supply.

The excellent range of cheeses they teach students include: Craig Mhaol, Coulommier, Crowdie and Blue - along with world class crème fraiche, ice cream and yoghurt. One of their delicious ice creams is with Isle of Skye Fudge - a nice highland connection. They also stock local honey and oatcakes. Look out for their sign in the village.



Whitmuir
Lamancha

West Linton
EH46 7BB
Tel:01968 661908
http://www.whitmuirtheorganicplace.co.uk
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Whitmuir is an organic working farm growing seasonal produce and rearing Tamworthwhit_cattle.jpg pigs, Shorthorn cattle and lamb. They have also planted an "edible and boozy hedge" - sounds like years of interesting tasting ahead!

Wonderful organic food hall, restaurant and art gallery include an excellent CHEESE COUNTER. Whitmuir has also devised their Carbon Offset farm scheme and support Leadburn Community Woodland.

Although listed under their meats they have a fantastic range of fruit, veg and deli produce too, all as low food miles as possible. See cafe entry too, run by The Larder