A hearty, full-flavoured Scottish Cheddar, Isle of Mull is drier in texture than our other Cheddars with flavours that are upfront, richly savoury and boozy.
Made with raw cow's milk and animal rennet.
At Sgriob-ruadh (Gaelic: meaning "Red Furrow" and pronounced Ski-brooah) the cows are predominantly Friesian but the odd Ayrshire or Jersey. Most recently, Brown Swiss cows have been introduced. Their milk is especially suitable for the making of fine cheese.
Fine cheese, of course, can not be made with out the very best of milk. No cheese is made with fresher milk than that used at Sgriob-ruadh. Here, in the morning, as the cows are milked, their milk is taken directly from the milking parlour to the cheese-making vat. This is the freshness denied to the large scale, factory-like cheese-making plant of today, who must first collect their milk by road-tanker from many farms over a wide area.
We strive to keep our cheese as natural as possible, not even adding colouring (commonly used in cheese making). For that reason, the cheeses we make in winter, when the cows are being fed hay, are whiter in appearance than those made when fresh, green grass is more readily available. We want our cheese to be recognised for its individuality of flavour and taste - not by the brightness in colour!!
From time to time, blue veins develop in "Isle of Mull". This is a natural blueing considered by many to be a delectable bonus; certainly it is not harmful and generally such blueing is found in cheese of especially rich maturity.
Due to the nature of this product the product may vary in weight
Your meat order is kept cool in transit because we either use an
insulated expanded polystyrene box, or a recyclable tough corrugated
cardboard box which is foil lined and insulated with bubble wrap. Both
boxes are leak-proof and sturdy.
To keep your delivery cool, it is packed along with specially designed
ice packs. Our ice packs are made with a frozen water-based gel, which
keeps the meat at the correct temperature for up to 48 hours. When the
ice does melt, it stays as a gel, which prevents the delivery becoming