Ann Dorward of Dunlop Dairy at West Clerkland Farm , Stewarton has been awarded PGI (protected geographic indicator ) European status for the Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop (TAD) which is made uniquely in the small adjoining geographic area ,using non homogenised milk from the small herd of Ayrshire cows .
the specification of the TAD cheese takes account of the micro climate , the terroir and highly detailed cheese making procedures
All credit to Ann and her team, -- for a long awaited ,hard fought and highly deserved accreditation
the cheese can be purchased at the farm, though specialist cheese merchants and at farmers markets including Glasgow Partick on the second saturday of the month, and at Falkirk on the first Friday .
Well worth seeking out .. Enjoy !!