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Tam's cheese selection when at Cromlix House Hotel

A Rival for the Whisky Trail?

Trailing around distilleries on Speyside and the Western Isles is all very well, but perhaps adding cheese making to the tourist trail will also be appetising.

Wendy Barrie, an author, food ambassador and cheese enthusiast, has been opining on cheese for more than a decade at her website, the Scottish Food Guide , more recently a Scottish cheese platform has been launched as a stand-alone venture.

"We've been publishing the Scottish Food Guide website for 13 years and 11 of those have included writing about Scottish cheese," said Mrs Barrie. "The trail has always been online in a modest way but this year it's grown exponentially because of the Year of Food and Drink in Scotland.

"The Scottish cheese trail now has its own unique identity so it's easy to see at a glance where producers and artisan cheese counters are located around Scotland."

It is now hoped that the online launch of a Scottish cheese trail will encourage locals and tourists alike to sample varieties like Lanark blue and crowdie, adding to the country's growing reputation as a destination for gourmands. (Graphic here via Wikimedia Commons)

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Tam O'Ranter
July 2015

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