cheese is hand-made on the farm – to a traditional recipe –
by Jane Stewart, using unpasteurised milk from her husband Robert’s
herd of home-bred Holstein Friesian cows.
This new cheese is fresh and dry, with an almost crumbly texture, which
dissolves in the mouth to leave a full-flavoured finish.
In winter, the cows relax on deep straw from last season’s grain
harvest, and enjoy a diet of preserved grass supplemented with - among
other things – barley, brewers’ grains and molasses, carefully
mixed for a balanced diet.
April is a time of excitement in the herd, as the cows return outside
to graze all summer long on the lush pastures overlooking the May Island
above the Fife fishing village of Anstruther (from which the cheese takes
Visit us on the farm, where you can watch the cheese –making in
progress from our specially constructed Viewing Gallery.
Complete your visit with a light lunch or fresh coffee and home baking
in our ‘Butterpat’ Coffee Shop, with its splendid views down
over the Firth of Forth.
Our cheese is available to buy from the Coffee Shop, along with a selection
of other British Cheeses – all made by farmers like ourselves, using
their home-produced milk to make an artisan cheese on the farm.
We also have a small selection of locally made gifts, crafts and speciality
foods – and a large wall space hung with a constantly changing selection
of delightful work by local Artists.