The Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore officially launched Scotland’s newest hand-made cheese “Barwheys” at a south Ayrshire Dairy yesterday.
Barwheys Dairy near Maybole,is reinvigorating the traditional cheesemaking skills of the area using modern and environmentally friendly equipment. Its first cheese, Barwheys Cheese, is a hand-made hard cheese made exclusively from unpasteurised milk from the dairy’s own herd of pedigree Ayrshire cows which yield top quality milk.
Launching Barwheys Dairy, the Minister said: “I am always happy to be present at t he launch of new Scottish products and I wish Barwheys Dairy every success. The company is to be applauded for using traditional handmade methods which add so much value to the marque and quality of Scottish products in both domestic and global markets. In addition, it is bringing much needed employment to the local area as well as using sustainable energy sources. Recent figures show the Scottish food and drink industry continues to perform extremely well and I am sure Barwheys will be a worthy addition to the sector.”