Welcome to the St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company
Our family have been local farmers in the East Neuk of Fife since the 1930s using the same traditional methods today to ensure that the grass grows lush and green, the crops yield as good a crop as the Scottish weather will allow, and our happy, healthy cows produce top quality milk.
We started to make our cheese in January 2008 which is when we started the St Andrews Cheese Company, and it is our home bred herd of Holstein Friesians that provide the main ingredient – a real field to plate experience. In May of 2008 we opened our coffee shop where you can watch the cheese being made through our Viewing Gallery windows, enjoy delicious home baking or lunch and of course sample our range of award winning cheeses; Anster, Red Anster, Mature Anster, Smoked Anster and St Andrews Farmhouse Cheddar. On a clear day you can sit outside the coffee shop on the balcony and enjoy the panoramic views down across the fields towards the Firth of Forth and beyond.
We are also listed on the ‘cool places’ website.
Our range of award winning cheeses include Anster, Red Anster, Smoked Anster and St Andrews Farmhouse Cheddar.
Watch the cheese making process from our purpose built viewing gallery within the coffee shop on the farm. We normally make cheese Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and it takes all day, so what you see depends on the time of day that you arrive.
Visit our on-site coffee shop with its panoramic views, where all our food is freshly prepared on the premises. We have ample free parking and disabled access and don't be surprised if you are greeted by a friendly cow over the fence.
The Stewart family have farmed at Falside for over 50 years, with dairy production always central to the business. Robert's home-bred herd of Holstein Friesian cows supply the delicious milk for our cheese.