We all know that "Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her Curds and Whey" but I bet you didn't know that to make cheese, milk has to be separated into curds which are the lumpy bits and whey which is the liquid bit.
We make cheese with the curds!


Back in 1990 we entered our first competition. It was the International Food Exhibition which was held at Wembley Stadium. The two cheeses which we were making were entries into the New Cheese Class and amazingly for a new cheesemaker, we were awarded the Silver and Bronze.

Since then we have exhibited at; Nantwich international Cheese Show, British Cheese Awards, Royal Highland Show, The Great Yorkshire Show, and World Cheese Awards and have won many major awards including the Best Modern British Cheese.

This shows a consistent quality of produce over many years. In fact every one of our 8 cheeses has been a prize winner. Annually we have an external audit which gives us the SALSA Accreditation (Safe And Local Supplier Approval.


Winner Dunlop Dairy:
Local Food Hero - sponsored by Taste of Ayrshire



Dunlop Dairy is celebrating after winning the Local Food Hero Award at the Ayrshire Business Awards 2012, at the annual awards gala dinner, held at the Gailes Hotel, Irvine – announced by BBC Scotland broadcaster Kaye Adams.

Ann Dorward – “We are really pleased to have won this award and have recognition for all the hard work and passion the team has put into our artisan cheese, tearoom and shop. I am proud to add our Chamber Business Award to our recently awarded Gold Medal at The British Cheese Awards for our Bonnet cheese and Silver Medal for our Dunlop cheese.”

Val Russell, deputy chief executive of the Ayrshire Chamber, said: “The Chamber is proud to be associated with such outstanding companies”.

We are members of:

The Specialist
Cheesemakers Association

The Ayrshire
Food Network

The Guild
of Fine Food

The Ayrshire
Cattle Society

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