The Farmhouse Cheese Trolley
One of Eriska's hidden treasures, often commented upon by our guests, is our famous Farmhouse Cheese Trolley. We've offered a varied selection of British cheeses including mulled cheddar, lancashire bomb, lanark blue, celtic promise, fearn abbey brie, aiket, glazert and Lanark white to name a few. Eriska’s favourites, from a selection of around 40 cheeses, include:
Isle of Mull Cheddar is considered by many as the king of Scottish cheddars. Strong, fruity and brooding, made from unpasteurised cow’s milk on Sgriob-ruadh (pronounced ‘Ski-brooah’) farm on the tranquil Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides.
Smoked Lochaber is a full-fat oak smoked cheese, coated in oatmeal and is truly a unique soft smoked cheese, winner of the coveted award for “Best International Cheese In France”. Produced by the Macdonald’s Smoked Produce in Glenuig (West Coast of Scotland) and made from pasteurised cow’s milk.
Golden Cross is a log-shaped goats cheese made in Lewes, East Sussex. It has a white mould rind over an ash coating and has a dense, silky but firm texture. The ash adds a slight crunch to the texture and the rind, giving the cheese another dimension to its sweet, pleasant and subtle taste. Made from unpasteurised goat’s milk.
Ailsa Craig is attractively shaped and named after the landmark island in the Firth of Clyde, this is an individual, fresh, fragile goat’s cheese with a bloomy rind and a light and ﬂuffy texture. Made by Ann Dorward in Dunlop, it’s one of the very few goat’s cheeses made in Scotland, and still only made in limited quantities.
Lanark Blue has been produced in Ogcastle (Scotland) near the village of Carnwath by Humphrey Errington since 1985. It is a rich blue-veined artisan cheese made from the cheese maker’s own flock’s produce (ewe). Using Penicillium Roqueforti to create the veining, it has a strong flavour that varies according to the time of year that it is produced.
Blue Stilton is produced in Colston Bassett in Nottinghamshire and can be traced back to the early 18th century. Made using traditional rennet, Stilton has a delightful spicy blue tang which is nutty and rich with a slightly open and creamy texture. Made from pasteurised cow’s milk.
Gift Away the Eriska Experience
Treating someone special? Why not buy them an Eriska Voucher! The voucher can be redeemed though use of our Spa, Fine Dining in our 3 Rosette Restaurant or towards a a few nights in 'paradise'. Just let us know how much you would want to make it for and we can arrange this for you.