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Scottish Cheesemaker Scoops Another Award in 2019

By 10th June 2019 No Comments

Organic artisan 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’s so many fantastic producers around Scotland, so it’s such a compliment to receive the award.”


She continued:


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!”



Notes for Editors:

  • Connage Highland Dairy is a traditional, family-owned, fully organic business
  • Connage Highland Dairy welcomes all approaches from journalists. Contact in the first instance should be directed through Iona or Anna at Scene & Herd PR: 07762 786557 or 07775 894012.


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