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Cheese Tasting Tour
We would be delighted to welcome you at Errington Cheese on the Cheese Tasting Tour.
Below please find further information regarding the tour and visit.
We can be contacted at Enquiries@ErringtonCheese.co.uk
The Cheese Tasting Tour embraces Scotland’s ancestral home of artisan farmhouse cheese makers. Join a cheesemaker and learn how the cheese is made first hand. Embrace the beauty of their natural surroundings and meet the dairy animals.
£25 per person
Please purchase a ticket for each member of your group: If you have a voucher for two people please use this to purchase two tickets. The code can be entered at the checkout.
'Sold out' indicates that tickets are no longer available for specified date.
The Cheese Tasting Tour is held at Errington Cheese: Walston-Braehead Farm, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ML11 8NF. For directions we would recommend that you follow ‘Errington Cheese’ specifically on google maps and stay on Oggscastle Road until you see our sign. Instead of using a roadmap or satnav postcode both of which can be unreliable in this area. Please aim to arrive 5-10 minutes before the start time of the tour.
The Cheese Tasting Tour runs for approximately one hour. However, this has been known to over-run. Please inform you guide if you need to be away promptly.
Please present your ticket at The Errington Cheese Shop. You will then be asked to sign a general visitor guideline. Please read guidelines carefully and let your guide know if you would like anything clarified.
The cheese maker will then take you through a thirty minute tasting and discussion about how cheese is made either in the cheese shop itself or in adjoining café depending on numbers. Cheese boards may be made up individually for each group on the tour or on a larger sharing style boards depending on numbers. The Errington Cheese selection that you will be tasting is fully composed of unpasturised sheep and goat cheeses made here on the farm. Substitutes are not available.
The second portion of the tour continues outdoors where the cheesemaker will talk about the history of cheese making in this region and of the company.
You will be guided to view the maturation vault, blue cheese vault, and lactic cheese make rooms through the glass observation windows while on the tour. The cheese maker will detail what’s happening at each of these stations. Cheese making may not always be visible due to the seasonality of our production. Please note that due to food hygiene restrictions the Cheese Tasting Tour will not enter the cheese making buildings nor will the tour directly be involved in any cheese making.
The tour will then continue to see the milking parlor, goats, sheep and pigs. It is a working farm and mud is inevitable for this portion of the tour. Please therefore wear practical footwear, ideally wellies or boots. However, every measure will be taken to avoid mud where possible. Between the cheese building and the barns it is uncovered, on uneven surfaces, and exposed, please therefore dress appropriately for the weather.
The standard route for the Cheese Tasting Tour is not fully mobility accessible, however, if you’d still like to visit us the route, order and content of the Cheese Tasting Tour can be modified to facilitate with prior warning. The cheese shop and café does have an access ramp.
Please contact us at Enquiries@ErringtonCheese.co.uk
The Cheese Tasting Tour is intended for adults. Although supervised children are welcome, the cheese tasting content is unlikely to be entertaining to them. Please book a ticket for each child in your group. Supervising parents must ensure that children do not interfere with the flow of the tour or other guests. Errington Cheese maintains the right to kindly ask children and supervising parents to step out of portions of the tour should it be deemed necessary.
We would recommend that you arrange a private tour if attending with larger family groups.
Booked tickets may be rescheduled with a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to the start time of tour. We are compassionate of circumstances and adverse weather and will make every effort to facilitate.
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