How to experience the best of Scottish farm produce
If it’s one thing that Scotland is renowned for is its food & drink. With suppliers from across the country specialising in everything from Scotch lamb, Scotch beef, and pork, to cheese, ice cream and more, Scotland has got you covered!
Producers & shops
If you love all things cheese then St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese is the place for you. Discover the process of making Artisan cheese with the milk sourced from the farms very own herd of Friesian Holstein.
Pick your own fruit and vegetables at Broadslap Farm in Perthshire, not only will you get to taste locally grown food, but it will help to reduce your food miles too.
What are food miles you may ask? Food miles are calculated on how far your food has travelled before reaching your plate. You can easily reduce this by visiting some of our fantastic farmers’ markets.
Make a trip to Wilson’s Farm & Kitchen for the ultimate field-to-fork experience. Take a farm tour where you can see some of the crops growing, watch a sheepdog demonstration and, of course, say hello to the adorable farm animals. You’ll be guaranteed a hearty meal here once the tour has finished using the freshest of ingredients from artisan producers.
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It’s not just our attractions who are leading the way when it comes to eating local, many of our restaurants take great pride in making delicious dishes from scratch, working closely with local food and drink producers from across Scotland.
Howie’s Restaurant in Edinburgh is renowned for its meat and seafood dishes; enjoy mouth-watering lobsters from Eyemouth, haddock from Peterhead, salmon from the Shetland Isles, or perhaps duck will take your fancy?
Mharsanta in Glasgow takes their Scottish food and drink offering very seriously too. The restaurant works alongside Rodgers the Butchers, Graham’s Dairy, MacSweens Haggis, The Fish People and craft beer companies, including Innis & Gunn, to provide visitors with a Scottish dining experience like no other!
Can you handle the heat of the kitchen? Follow in the footsteps of Scotland’s most famous chefs and take part in a cooking class. Ballintaggart, Nick Nairn Cook School and The Station House Cookery School will help put your culinary skills to the test as you serve up and sample your wonderful foodie creations.