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Humphrey Errington diversified into cheese-making in the early 1980s, with the now-famous Lanark Blue being launched in 1985. Ewe's milk Lanark and cow's milk Dunsyre Blue have become two of Scotland's best known and most highly respected cheeses, and, like all Errington cheeses, are always made with unpasteurised milk. The milk is produced on the farm which has 450–500 dairy sheep and these are predominantly Lacaune with some Friesian crossed. Humphrey's daughter Selina now runs the cheese-making business, and introduced Corra Linn – a hard sheep's cheese matured for 6–10 months – to a stable that also includes Lanark White and Maisie's Kebbuck, developed and named for Humphrey's mother-in-law, who dislikes blue cheese.
Reviews & features
Scotland's best cheeses1 May 2009
Iain Mellis, along with colleagues Benjamin Newell and Alistair Marr, offers his expertise
Isle of Mull Cheddar Isle of Mull Cheddar is considered by many as the daddy of Scottish cheddars. Strong, fruity and brooding, Isle of Mull cheddar is made from unpasteurised cow’s milk on Sgriob-ruadh (pronounced ‘Ski-brooah’) farm on the tranquil…