Warm milk & add starters
Sheeps' milk is pumped directly from the bulk tank into the vats and the starters are added as the milk slowly warms. The milk is then left for around an hour and gently stirred at intervals by hand.
We collect our cows' milk directly from our next-door neighbour's farm in Dunsyre in our own little tanker directly after their morning milking. This ensures we get only afternoon and morning milk and allows us to keep in touch with what's happening with the cows and helps with the cheese making process.