The Cheese Pantry at Connage Highland Dairy

Producers & Specialist Shops

Ardersier, Inverness, IV2 7QU

    A family of Highland Cheesemakers handcrafting multi award winning cheeses from home produced organic milk.

    A warm welcome and an impressive range of organic Highland produce awaits at The Cheese Pantry.

    The Cheese Pantry is a renowned cheesemonger and café, stocking a wide range of European and local artisan cheeses to buy or order on a tasty platter, and featuring a special section of our own unique range.

    Our ten varietes of award winning, handcrafted cheese range from delicious crumbly cheddar and smoked cheese to brie and soft creamy Crowdie. The Cheese Pantry also sells and serves a variety of luxury chutneys, artisan oatcakes and crackers to complete your cheeseboard, and for afternoon tea there is always a fresh selection of delicious cakes from a local baker with a full tea and coffee menu.

    This family business celebrates the richness of the Highlands, with our own dairy cows grazing on the rich clover pastures along the shore of the Moray Firth, and the cheeses are all made on site. You can watch this skilled process going on through a viewing gallery during your visit.

    We look forward to welcoming you to The Cheese Pantry and sharing the full experience of producing a pure organic product from the cows in the surrounding fields to the tasty selection on your plate.

    5 Tourist Shop
    Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 24 Dec 2016

    Open 09.30 - 17.00 Monday - Thursday: 09.30 - 16.00 Friday and 10.00 - 16.00 Saturday.
    Closed Sunday

    Best for

    • Afternoon Tea Morning and afternoon teas/coffees: Locally make cakes and cheese platters served 09.30 - 16.00
    • Lunches Cheese platters made with our Organic, vegetarian cheeses and organic oatcakes


    • Children Welcome
    • Highchair Available

    Dietary Options

    • Vegetarian Meals available


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Disabled toilets
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Smoking Restricted No smoking


    • Coastal Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement

    Typical Prices

    • Lunch Cheese platters available


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Delivery available local area only - free delivery by arrangement. Mainland UK delivery - £8.90, Islands by arrangement
    • Lunch Available Cheese platters available
    • Service included on bill
    • Shop
    • Snack Bar
    • Tasting menu You can taste any of our cheeses before you buy
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian All Connage cheeses are organic and vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available large selection of vegetarian cheeses

    Cuisine Types

    • Scottish We sell artisan Scottish cheeses, chutneys and gifts
    • Vegetarian/Vegan Large selection of vegetarian cheeses


    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop Gifts for cheese, cheese boards, slates and cheese knives
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • BACS
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Switch Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Public Transport Close By

    Road Directions

    From Inverness take the A96 to Aberdeen, turning left onto the B9039 to Ardersier, and turn right at the first 30 mile hour limit sign for the village of Ardersier. The Cheese Pantry is signed on the roadside.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Inverness take the A96 to Aberdeen turning left into the B9039 to Ardersier and turn right at the first 30 mile hour limit sign for the village of Ardersier. Signage on the fence .

    Getting there by railway:- The closest rail stations are at Inverness and Nairn.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- We are 2 miles from the Dalcross airport heading towards the village of Ardersier on the B9039.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
      • with a ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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