Isle of Mull is a hard-pressed, full-flavoured, powerful Scottish cheddar, hand-made by the Reade family on the beautiful island of the Isle of Mull from the milk of their own Friesian cows.
During the summer months, the cows graze on the richly diverse island pastures that flourish in the warmer months, but with the famously damp Scottish climate, the amount of time they can spend outdoors is limited. The dairy is located just outside of Tobermory close to a whisky distillery, and in a bid to find an alternative feed for the cows during the colder months, the Reade’s started feeding the cows the leftover mashed whiskey grains. This process hugely helped the distillery who were struggling to dispose of the leftovers, this system was so successful it still continues to this day.
The whiskey grains add to the deep and distinctive flavour of the cheddar. A wonderful cheese made by a family of cheese lovers who are keen to implement environmental elements to the cheese-making process to create a wonderful and very distinctive cheddar. This is one of the stronger cheddar styles, ideal for cheese lovers who enjoy punchier flavours and a robust bite.
Please note all cheeses are hand-cut, therefore the weights listed are approximate. We work very hard to cut them as accurately as we can!