West Highland Dairy

West Highland Dairy
West Highland Dairy
Achmore, Ross-shire, Highland, IV53 8UW
  • Telephone 01599 577203
  • Opening times 10am–6pm Mon–Sun (hours vary, call to check first).
  • Email
  • Website www.westhighlanddairy.co.uk
The Larder

Included in our Larder listings – order print copies of our national (pub. 2010) and regional guides.

Having spent almost 40 years between them working, consulting and teaching in the dairy industry, it’s safe to say David and Kathy Biss know something about cheese-making. So much so that Kathy even wrote a book - Practical Cheesemaking - on the subject. For more than two decades, the couple sold a variety of hand-made, artisanal cheeses, crème fraiche and the like from their little shop near the village of Achmore, but have recently turned their focus to putting budding cheesemakers through their paces, running a range of dairy training courses. The shop’s still open though (on a limited basis, so call to check first) stocking cheeses, freshly made ice-creams and the fruits of their students' labours.

Reviews & features

Crowdie – an essentially simple but historic Highland cheese.

1 May 2009

Possibly Scotland’s most ancient cheese, crowdie is thought to date back to Viking and Pictish times, and might have disappeared completely had it not been for an enterprising farmer’s wife in the 1960s. Made at one time by every crofter in the…