We had a very welcome return visit from Drew Watson and Pierre Leger of the Strathearn Cheese Company. They gave the Members an update on their three-year-old business as they have expanded the products and production methods. The members were also treated to the three cheeses; Lady Mary, The Strathearn, and the new Wee Comrie.
Pierre outlined the need for the new routines as the company begins to sell to customers directly and deliver to farm shops as part of the company expansion. The existing wholesale business and their presence at farmers’ markets are very time consuming but a necessary part of the company development. Like all businesses, price rises in the raw materials mean they have to be very aware of market forces.
Pierre and Drew were pleased with the reception of their new cheese, the Wee Comrie, which achieved a bronze medal at the Highland Show. Janet Simpson, their host for the evening, thanked them both for their enjoyable talk and their time from such a busy schedule.