Devenick Dairy was born in 2006 when the Groat family decided to use their fresh milk to create their own products. They now produce a wide range of cheeses, yoghurt and cheesecake – including a cranachan flavour with raspberries and toasted oats. At the shop you can sample and purchase the unusually named cheeses plus welfare-friendly rosé veal, free-range hen eggs and a variety of seasonal veg and local foods. They also attend local farmers’ markets.
Reviews & features
The best Scottish cheeses from Aberdeenshire2 Jul 2013
Cheesemakers in the north east Scotland are gaining a reputation for quality product
Alex Reid of Cambus O’May Cheese Company can remember watching his mother make cheese in the family farmhouse as a boy. Now a sixth generation cheesemaker, Reid has built a business out of celebrating the best of the local area through the taste – and…
The best Scottish cheeses17 Sep 2010
It’s perfectly possible to ﬁll your cheese board with Scottish artisan cheeses. The Larder has teamed up with Pierre Leger of respected cheese retailer and wholesaler Clarks Speciality Foods to assemble some of the country’s prime cuts.
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…
The return of the small family dairy1 May 2009
The milk industry is a pertinent example of how the link between the consumer and the countryside has changed in two decades of consolidation, industrialisation and homogenisation. David Pollock goes to check if milk still comes from cows.
Sourcing local Scottish butter1 May 2009
In search of a product that really melts in your mouth
It's not too hard to track down Scotland's many fine local cheeses, but uncovering farm-made butter can be a challenge. Why? According to Brenda Leddy at Stichill near Kelso, who has been making butter, cheese and clotted cream from her small herd of…