Gruth Dhu is a type of Crowdie fresh cheese with a slightly lemony taste.
It is made from pasteurized milk with double cream added, using lactic acid to curdle the milk. “The milk comes from three farms, Sibster just west of Wick, Thrumster with a herd of organic Jersey cows and Rootfield on the Black Isle which is converting to Ayrshire cows.” Highland Fine Cheeses. Our Story. Accessed April 2022 at https://www.hf-cheeses.com/our-story/
The cheese is formed into oval shapes, then rolled in toasted oats and crushed black peppercorns.
Gruth Dhu Cheese is made by the Highland Fine Cheese Company Limited at Blarliath Farm, in Tain, Ross and Cromarty County, Scotland. The company is run by Rory (aka Ruaridh) Stone, son of Susannah Stone (founder of the company). The company also makes other Scottish cheeses such as Strathdon Blue Cheese, and Caboc Cheese.
“Gruth” means “crowdie”;”Dhu” means “black.”
Aka “Black Crowdie”, from the black peppercorns covering it.
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