FARMHOUSE CHEESE DIRECT FROM THE FARM
We have been making cheese since the early 1980's from our own flock of Lacaune ewes, in 2019 we bought some dairy goats so we now make a selection of award winning Sheep and Goats milk cheese including Corra Linn 'Best Scottish Cheese' at the World cheese awards last year and our original Lanark Blue. This shop is a new venture to help us get through the next few months and help people enjoy some cheese whilst they are house bound.
We are a small, family-run farm and cheese company started by Humphrey Errington in the early 1980’s.
We farm as extensively and naturally as possible, our sheep lamb early in the year and dry off at the end of August, they are fed on a grass based diet with the addition of parlour nuts during milking. The Goats kid several times a year so we are able to produce goats milk cheese all year round.
We moved from Dumfriesshire to Lanarkshire in 1981, running as a mixed farming enterprise of beef cattle and sheep. My Father Humphrey Errington started looking at ways of diversifying and became interested in sheep milking and ewes milk cheese because of the ancient tradition of this activity in the upper Clyde area, and because it offered the chance to add value to the farm product and be free of dependence on government subsidies.
Cheese making began in 1983 on a small scale and now the farming enterprise is geared to the need for ewes’ milk in order to keep up with the growing demand for the cheese. Because the sheep milking in the winter months is not a practical possibility in Scotland, in the late 1980’s we began buying in cows’ milk to keep us busy in the winter. This inaugurated the range of cows’ milk cheeses, still of traditional local types.