Thursday, May 10, 2007

Connage Highland Dairy

A connoisseur of fine Scottish cheeses pointed out this site to me as the "rising star in Scotland's cheese firmament" (the cheese that is, not the website!).

The Connage Highland Dairy is on the family farm Milton of Connage, which is fully organic, at Ardersier on Moray Firth - just up from Inverness, the battlefield of Culloden, and Cawdor (remember Shakespeare's Thane of Cawdor from Macbeth and Cawdor Castle, home of the Queen Mother?) .

Its 130 cows "feast" on "luscious clover pastures" to produce the milk used to make a range of handcrafted vegetarian cheeses using traditional techniques.

These include Clava (Brie style), Dunlop, Cromal (a semi hard cheese), Smoked Dunlop & Crowdie , of which, my expert Gordon tells me, Connage Dunlop is the star! (He says although he still prefers the Wester Lawrenceton Farm Sweet Milk, this runs it a close second!)


If Scottish food interests you, you should definitely check this out!

Connage Highland Dairy

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