The rich, creamy organic milk we produce on Rainton Farm means our milk is perfect for cheese making. Reintroducing cheese making to our farm in 2013 after a 40 year break gave us an opportunity to experiment and explore the flavours and textures of different types of cheese. We now have a list of firm favourites all made by hand with passion and care.
Drop into our visitor centre to sample the cheeses or book a place on our Finlay's Farm Tour. You will find more information about our daily tours on our events page.
We are delighted to have won some awards during 2016. Our Tomme won a silver award at the British Cheese Awards held at the Bath Show during the spring bank holiday.
The Ethical Dairy won four awards including Best Micro Producer, at the Artisan Cheese Awards held in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire at the start of May 2016. As well as scooping the Best Micro Producer title, three different cheeses from the The Ethical Dairy range won individual gold, silver and bronze awards - Carrick cheese was awarded gold, Tomme received a silver and the Laganory cheese was given a bronze award.
In 2015 Sarah our cheesemaker won a silver award for 'novice cheesemaker' and our Carrick cheese won a gold award at the International Cheese Awards held at Nantwich. We won a silver award at the British Cheese Awards held at the Bath Show too!
You can buy The Ethical Dairy cheese at our visitor centre, or you are welcome to order online from the selection below. All cheeses will have at least 3 weeks shelf life at despatch.
The Ethical Dairy Cheese is also available at outlets in Dumfries and Galloway. Click here for a stockists list.
****Bank Holidays & Weekends - Please note, no cheese orders will be dispatched over Bank holiday periods or weekends. Orders will be despatched next normal working day