The Scottish Cheese Selection
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 hard sheep’s milk cheese, that has a sweet hazelnutty flavour, and a seasonal, pungent washed-rind cheese.
This Scottish cheese selection box includes:
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.
Strathearn. Pasteurised cows’ milk. 250g.
A semi soft cheese made in Perthshire washed in whisky to give it a pungent washed-rind flavour.
Corra Linn. Unpasteurised sheeps’ milk. 250g.
Reminiscent of the finest Manchego, with a touch of Scotland. Using their own sheep’s unpasteurised milk, the Errington family have created a hard sheep’s milk cheese, that has a sweet hazelnutty flavour with earthy, heathery undertones – capturing the nature of the rugged Scottish landscape.
This product will have two week’s shelf life from the date of delivery.