Organic cheese producer Connage Highland Dairy has once again been recognised for its produce. Just weeks after winning ‘Best Cheese in Scotland’ at the Melton Mowbray Artisan Cheese Awards, Connage Highland Dairy has been awarded another ‘Best Scottish Cheese’ award.
Their Connage Aged Gouda was presented the accolade at the prestigious British Cheese Awards on the 30th of May. Founded in 1994, the British Cheese Awards attracts cheesemakers from across the UK and Ireland and hosts over 800 cheeses every year at the Bath and West Show.
Connage’s Aged Gouda is a pasteurised, waxed cheese matured for two years with firm texture with a delicious flavour.
As well as winning ‘Best Scottish Cheese’ for their Aged Gouda, they also won a silver award for the Connage Dunlop, a silver award for their younger Gouda flavoured with Cumin, and a bronze award for their Connage Smoked Dunlop.
Jill Clark of Connage Highland Dairy had the following to say about their most recent win:
“Having not long won an award, we were astounded to find out we had won Best Scottish Cheese at the British Cheese Awards. There are so many fantastic producers around Scotland, so it’s such a compliment to receive the award.
“We couldn’t do any of it without our customers, and the people who continue to support us and spread the word about our produce. When we decided to diversify in 2006, we never even imagined we’d be collecting awards for our cheese!”