A reputation for quality
All commercial dairy farms in Scotland are members of a national and independently audited Quality Assurance scheme. This scheme guarantees high animal welfare standards, environmental production and, above all, food quality and food safety.
Scottish farmers are subject to rigorous independent inspections to ensure they meet the high standards of the scheme.
Traditional products, new flavours
The dairy sector in Scotland is keen to add value to its milk products, with many ambitious farmers diversifying into cheese and ice-cream production.
As tastes, shopping habits and the eco message mature, consumers are keen to try new or forgotten flavours.
Scottish cheeses, both hard and soft, are finding new fans, while milk, cheeses and yogurts from other animals - sheep, goats and buffalo - are also beginning to appear on menus and supermarket shelves.
From the islands to the Highlands, down to the rich pastures of the Lowlands, Scottish cheesemakers are reviving traditional products and inventing new flavours. From creamy, award-winning Scottish brie, to punchy, artisan-produced blue cheeses, Scotland and its cheesemakers can rightly claim their place at the top table.