It’s Burns Night this Thursday 25th January, and we are loaded up with Haggis, Neeps, and a fine selection of Scottish Cheeses. Vicky has also made some excellent Haggis Sausage Rolls, perfect for a smaller portioned taste for Burns Night. We should have the following cheese in the counter and if you want a Scottish Cheeseboard, let us know and we can prepare it for you.
1. Isle of Mull Cheddar
Isle of Mull Cheddar is a traditional Scottish cheddar cheese produced on the Isle of Mull. It is typically made from unpasteurized cow’s milk and aged for a minimum of 18 months. The cheese has a rich, robust flavor with a crumbly texture. It often features nutty and savory notes, making it a favorite among cheese enthusiasts.
2. Morangie Brie:
Morangie Brie is a Scottish Brie cheese that takes its name from the region it is produced, possibly related to the famous Glenmorangie Distillery. This soft and creamy cheese has a bloomy rind and a mild, buttery flavor. The texture is smooth and velvety, and it pairs well with crusty bread, fruits, and nuts.
Minger is a cheese that gained attention for its unusual name. It is a Scottish cheese with a semi-soft texture and a distinctive flavor profile. The exact details of the cheese may vary, but it is often described as having a pungent aroma and a robust taste. The name “Minger” is colloquial Scottish slang that can refer to something unattractive but is used here playfully.
4. Blue Murder:
Blue Murder is a Scottish blue cheese known for its strong and bold flavor. Made from cow’s milk, this blue cheese has a creamy and crumbly texture with a tangy and intense taste. The blue veins running through the cheese result from the introduction of Penicillium mold during the cheese-making process. It’s a cheese for those who enjoy the robust and complex flavors of blue cheeses.
5. Hebridean Blue:
Hebridean Blue is a blue cheese hailing from the Scottish Hebridean Islands. This cheese is made from cow’s milk and has a creamy texture with blue veins running throughout. The flavor is rich and tangy, and the cheese is often aged to develop a more complex taste profile. It’s a delightful choice for those who appreciate the distinctive character of blue cheeses.
6. Fat Cow:
Fat Cow is a Scottish cheese that is known for its creamy and indulgent qualities. Made from cow’s milk, this cheese has a smooth and luscious texture. The flavor is typically mild and buttery, making it a versatile cheese that can be enjoyed on its own or as part of various dishes. The name “Fat Cow” is likely a playful reference to the richness of the cheese.
Caboc cheese is a traditional Scottish cheese with a history dating back centuries. It is a fresh, double cream cheese made from cow’s milk, and its unique characteristic is the method of shaping. The cheese is hand-rolled into small, cone-shaped logs. The texture is rich, creamy, and slightly crumbly. Caboc is renowned for its luxurious, indulgent flavor profile with hints of sweetness. It is often coated with toasted pinhead oatmeal, adding a delightful texture to the creamy cheese. Caboc is a delicacy with a distinct Scottish heritage and is enjoyed as a spread on oatcakes or crusty bread.