Farmhouse Cheeses Problems among dairy farmers have led to a substantial growth in farmhouse cheese manufacture, mostly for local consumption. But many may be hoping they can emulate the success of Highland Fine Cheese in Tain, manufacturer of the noted Crowdie and Caboc brands and which is shortly to reintroduce Strathdon Blue. "We have probably gone beyond the stage of calling ourselves artisan cheesemakers although this might be more because of accident than design," says Ruaraidh Stone, who runs the company. "But there are certainly a lot of good cheeses being made in Scotland now and we hope the rebirth of Strathdon Blue will also catch on." Another niche market player, although on a more substantial scale with production in excess of 3,000 tonnes a year, is Kingdom Cheese in Fife which is majoring on mozzarella cheese. {{Z SUPPLEMENTS }}

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