Said to be Scotland’s most ancient cheese, Scottish Crowdie dates back as far as Viking and Pictish times when it was made by every crofter in the Highlands of Scotland.
The more traditional method for making Crowdie in those days would be to slowly warm a bucket of milk (straight from the cow) by the fire until it soured and curdled. Interestingly, Thistle was historically used as a form of rennet. We think you might enjoy our method more. The cheese was often eaten on oatcakes before a Ceilidh as it was said to alleviate the effects of whisky drinking!
The kit contains enough ingredients to make 12 batches. Each batch is around 900g…900g is a lot of cheese! There’s recipes for a smooth and creamy version, and a firm and crumbly version. Scottish Crowdie can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes, it’s a hugely versatile cheese!
The Scottish Crowdie Kit contains:
- Step by step instructions and guide
- Citric Acid
- Organic Sea Salt
- Vegetarian Rennet
- Butter Muslin
- Dairy Thermometer
Ingredient List: Anhydrous Citric Acid 100g, Organic Sea Salt 100g, Vegetarian Rennet (Enzymatic Microbial Coagulant)
Allergens: See ingredient list above for potential allergens. Packaged in an environment where trace elements of nut may be found.
Our kits are designed with the environment in mind and packaging/components are recyclable or compostable.
All our Big Cheese Making Kits are 100% vegetarian and gluten free with a shelf life over 12 months. They make the perfect gift for men and women.
Item Weight 450 g
Product Dimensions 24.2 x 15.6 x 8 cm