Scottish Cheese Selection
The Best of Scotland.
Four fantastic Scottish cheeses from the finest farmhouses to be found.
Fresh and light Anster cheese (Cheshire-esque), extra-mature Scottish cloth-bound Cheddar, a strong and spicy blue from near Edinburgh, and a seasonal guest cheese from Scotland varying on the seasonality from soft bries to pungent washed-rinds.
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This Scottish cheese selection box includes:
Biggar [or Lanark Blue]. Unpasteurised Goat’s [Sheep’s] milk. 250g.
An iconic farmhouse British cheese, this is Scotland’s answer to Picos; the Errington’s either make with rich goat’s [Biggar] or sheep’s milk [Lanark] milk complemented by a strong, powerful blue veining.
Anster. Unpasteurised cows’ milk. 250g.
Farmers for over 50 years, the Stewart family started making cheese in 2008 and soon created Anster. This milky, crumbly, fresh-tasting cheese is aged for eight weeks. Jane Stewart supplies The Courtyard Dairy with special Anster cheese made only using a ‘starter bacteria’ specified by The Courtyard Dairy, which gives the cheese a particularly milky, fresh flavour.
St Andrew’s Cheddar. Unpasteurised cows’ milk. 250g.
Jane makes cheese with rich, unpasteurised milk from her husband’s cattle. This Cheddar is classically Scottish in style: aged for 14 months, it is powerful, strong and tangy – a real sharp traditional Cheddar. The cheese came about as a second cheese to the Anster they make: upon doing local farmers markets she found she struggled to get people to approach her stall if she only had one product. Cheddar-making uses the small scale equipment and moulds so Jane set about developing a second cheese. Using traditional techniques to the South of England (traditional bacteria ferments to make the cheese, ‘cheddaring’ and making by hand, cloth-binding) Jane has created a cheddar to rival the best of the West Country Aged for 14 months it retains the Scottish cheddar style: powerful, strong and tangy – a real sharp complex Cheddar.
Guest Scottish Cheese. 250g.
This will vary depending on availability, but will be a fine example of artisan Scottish cheese for example Clava Brie or Strathearn.
Clava – Made by hand by June and David Clark using milk from their own organic herd, that feeds on the shores of the Moray Firth. Clava Brie is alike the best soft cheeses: rich, velvety and creamy.
Strathearn is a semi soft cheese made in Perthshire washed in whisky to give it a pungent washed-rind flavour.
This product will have two week’s shelf life from the date of delivery. Conveniently, at checkout you can choose a delivery date even well in the future if you would like your cheese delivering for a specific event.