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The Inverloch Cheese Company started making goats cheese some 25 years ago, when a sudden drop in demand for fresh goats milk left its founders with a herd of milking goats and no market. David and Grace Eaton started making their first cheese, Inverloch Goats Cheese, for their family at home. Its high-quality nature and excellent reputation led them to increase production.
With the success of Inverloch Goats Cheese, the family and its goats relocated to Leim Farm on the Hebridean island of Gigha. Taking its name from the Norse for ‘Gods Island,’ Gigha lies five miles off the west coast of Kintyre in the sound of Islay. Fortunate in its geographic position, the island enjoys the Gulf Stream climate and as such, palm trees and white sandy beaches.
An increase in acreage was another fortuitous part of the move, which enabled David and Grace to introduce a herd of Guernsey cows to their livestock. The cows thrived in the favourable conditions and permitted the family to expand their cheese range, firstly with Drumloch Guernsey cheddar, then Isle of Kintyre flavoured cheddars and Gigha Fruit cheeses.
However the remote location brought with it its own challenges. Difficulties in finding staff and the pressures of work led the family to open its creamery in Campbeltown on the famous Mull of Kintyre. These premises were formerly used by Scottish Milk for pasteurisation and local delivery, which proved a great fit.
With new premises, the range expanded to include Howgate Kintyre Brie, Campbeltown Loch brine washed cheddar and Howgate Kintyre Blue. All of the company’s cheeses are of the highest quality, made with pasteurised milk and only the finest ingredients. Many of them have won multiple major awards. They are regularly tested, suitable for vegetarians and GM free.
The company remains a family business led by David and Grace, who are still both very hands-on with the cheesemaking. Their son Jamie is in charge of transport, production and maintenance, whilst their daughter Rosie is a trainee cheesemaker. With the advent of its online shop, the company has broadened the reach of its delicious products, making it easier for you to find them.