Scottish Crowdie Kit - The Big Cheese Making KitThe Big Cheese Making Kit
Join the cheese making revolution with the Scottish Crowdie Kit by The Big Cheese Making Kit, available at the Braw Wee Emporium.
The Big Cheese Making Kit is an Edinburgh company, who have sold over 150,000 kits in the UK so far. They are stocked in over 400 independent retailers nationwide including Selfridges and The National Trust, so we delighted to have them as part of the Braw Wee family!
The Scottish Crowdie Cheese Making Kit is beautifully designed, simple to use and fun introduction to cheese making. It’s the perfect foodie gift!
Said to be Scotland’s most ancient cheese, Scottish Crowdie dates back as far as Viking and Pictish times when it was made by every crofter in the Highlands of Scotland.
The more traditional method for making Crowdie in those days would be to slowly warm a bucket of milk (straight from the cow) by the fire until it soured and curdled. Interestingly, Thistle was historically used as a form of rennet. We think you might enjoy our method more.
The cheese was often eaten on oatcakes before a Ceilidh as it was said to alleviate the effects of whisky drinking!
There’s recipes for a smooth and creamy version, and a firm and crumbly version. Scottish Crowdie can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes, it’s a hugely versatile cheese!
There’s enough ingredients to make 12 batches, with each batch weighing around 900g. There’s no need to make it all at once though… that would be a crazy amount of cheese! Stored in your cupboard this kit will last absolutely ages (well over a year) so you have plenty of time to enjoy it and dip in and out of cheese making.
See ingredient list below for potential allergens. Packaged in an environment where trace elements of nut may be.
Anhydrous Citric Acid 100g, Organic Sea Salt 100g, Vegetarian Rennet (Enzymatic Microbial Coagulant)
24.2 x 15.6 x 8 cm
Our kits are designed with the environment in mind and packaging/components are recyclable or compostable.
All our Big Cheese Making Kits are 100% vegetarian and gluten-free with a shelf life over 12 months.