The Reade family farm produces all of its own sustainable energy from wind, wood, and its own hydroelectric power plant. A heat exchange system uses the heat removed from the milk in the evening to warm it back up for the cheese in the morning.
Near Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Our work with this cheese
We visit the Reades twice a year to select the batches that fit our desired profile: we select for boozy-tasting cheeses with flavours ranging from savoury to peaty to juicy with a hint of citrus zest.
In 1982, Jeff and Chris Reade family packed up their farm and family in Somerset and moved to a derelict collection of buildings known as 'Scriob Ruadh'. Over the next 33 years, powered on little more than their own skill, effort and ingenuity, they have built one of the most inspiring farms and businesses we work with. We hope to convey some of the magic of their story and of the beautiful Isle of Mull in this short film.