Ayrshire Farmhouse Cheese

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  • Barwheys a hard regional Ayrshire cheese made from pure-bred indigenous Ayrshire cows. Traditional clothbound wheels are matured and sold as they would have been with no added flavours or additives. Bold distinctive rich hard cheeses naturally vary in colour according to the season. The Ayrshire was the family cow for local smallholders and farmers and has good meat quality but famed for its rich creamy milk.

    In Scotland cheesemaking would have been an everyday event but thanks to the Clearances they were decimated. Add two world wars and small-scale cheese production virtually vanished. There are a few working with traditional recipes, natural ingredients, unpasteurized milk and traditional rennet to successfully bring back these traditional skills and flavours that so enrich our environment.


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