Alex Reid produces cheese in the heart of Royal Deeside using traditional cheddaring, pressing and maturing techniques unique to the region. The Lairig Ghru, named after the famous mountain pass through the Grampian Mountains, is one of his distinctive cheeses.
All his cheeses are hand-made using unpasteurised milk and then slowly matured. No cheese is released from the maturing room until it meets the exacting criteria Alex sets to ensure the taste of the farmhouse is still there.
Lairig Ghru is a really distinctive cheese. It’s pressed for longer and has a salt rubbed rind. This creates a moist, crumbly, hard cheese with a pleasant citrus tang and a full finish. The cheese has a real depth of character just like the mountain pass it takes its name from.
Milk: Unpasteurised cow's milk
Category: British Cow - hard
Rind: Salt rub
Made by: Alex Reid
Country: Product of Scotland
Flavour: A moist, crumbly, hard cheese with a pleasant lemony tang and full finish. This cheese has real depth of character and a salted rind.