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 cheese is formed into oval shapes, then rolled in toasted oats and crushed peppercorns.
Gruth Dhu Cheese is made by Susannah Stone of the Highland Fine Cheeses company from her herd of Shorthorn cows at Blarliath Farm near Tain, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland.
“Gruth” means “crowdie”;”Dhu” means “black.”
Aka “Black Crowdie”, from the peppercorns covering it.