Cranachan and Crowdie’s Gluten Free Range

Don’t you just hate it when your gluten intolerance stops you enjoying your favourite Scottish treats? Well never fear, as Cranachan and Crowdie’s gluten free range is here! They stock a terrific range of gluten free goodies, with much more choice than your average supermarket. Say goodbye to compromising on crumbly, bland biscuits; instead choose from shortbread, ginger snaps and cookies as well as oatcakes and cakes during their busy Christmas season. So treat yourself! You gluten-free heroes deserve it.

Having trouble finding something to go with your gluten free oatcakes? No problem. Choose from Henshelwood’s range of gluten free chutneys.

And in 2016 they have added Edinburgh’s very own Bellfield Brewery glutenfree beer.

Cranachan and Crowdie are always on the look-out for more gluten free products to add to their ever expanding range, so keep those eyes peeled!

Lisa’s Top Tip: Sometimes we simply have to let others speak for us, like Gluten Free Edinburgh

Artisan Cheese

All the organic Scottish cheese you could ever want is right on your doorstep at Cranachan and Crowdie. Everything from your favourite humble cheddar to something you’ve never tried before is waiting to be discovered. All cheeses are locally sourced from respected farmers committed to bringing you the best in Scottish cheese.

The Connage Highland Dairy, based in Ardersier near Inverness, is a fully organic family run business that uses traditional techniques and ensure every detail from cow to cheese is maintained to ensure the highest quality is maintained throughout the process. If you ever find yourself up in the Highlands, make sure you pop by the Connage Pantry and see their multi-award winning cheese being made before your eyes. Cranachan and Crowdie stock many of the Connage Highland Dairy cheeses, including Clava Brie, Cromal and Dunlop.

The Isle of Arran Cheese company is similarly family-run by the Kinniburgh family, who took over the company from Ian and Alison McChelry, and have lead the company from strength to strength. In this range you’ll find traditional cheddars with a twist, with added hints of chilli, garlic and mustard. And if you want a taste of more award-winning cheeses, look no further than Katy Rodgers’ crowdie from Knockraich Farm, winner of 3 stars at the Great Taste Awards 2012.

If you feel like being yet more adventurous, why not try some black crowdie from Highland Fine Cheeses. This unusual combination of crowdie with oatmeal and peppercorns makes a cheese like you’ve never tasted before. Those with a taste for the unusual will love this crowdie with kick!

For the ultimate flavour experience, why not give an I.J. Mellis cheese a try? The focus here is on exceptional taste, using artisan techniques and unpasteurised milk to ensure no flavour-defining characteristics are lost. Cranachan and Crowdie’s I.J. Mellis cheeses are all traditional cloth bound and include Isle of Mull cheddar, Grimbister and Cambus-o-May.

With a mix of traditional and unusual, there’s a cheese at Cranachan and Crowdie to suit any taste buds. Don’t deny yourself these exceptional artisan cheeses!

The Wicked Chocolate Company

Calling all chocolate lovers to Cranachan and Crowdie! The fantastic range of treats from the Wicked Chocolate Company have just arrived and are the perfect winter treat. But make sure you stock up; they’re addictive!

The Wicked Chocolate Company was founded by Elaine Forrest in Perth, and never compromises on quality or service. Simplicity is the key for her, with a focus on the finest raw ingredients that make simply the best chocolate, without the fuss.

Come down to Cranachan and Crowdie to see for yourself what all the fuss is about, and take your pick from the huge selection of goodies from chocolate buttons, Neapolitans and drinking chocolate to luxurious Irish cremes, mint crisps and lavish raspberry champagne truffles. With the distinctive black and red boxes and pretty chocolate-filled pouches they make ideal gifts for Easter.

If these little treats aren’t quite enough for your sweet tooth this Easter then look our for Cranachan and Crowdie’s limited handmade Easter eggs, filled with decadent truffles for extra indulgence. Hurry though, and make sure you grab one before they’re all gone!

Don’t forget to visit the Wicked Chocolate Company’s website for more ways to enjoy wicked chocolate.

Savoury Not Sweet

Didn’t make it to Cranachan and Crowdie’s special Savoury Not Sweet event? Then read on to find out exactly what you missed.

On arrival guests were offered a complementary beer from local brewers Innis and Gunn. As an extra treat, guests were given the chance to try their latest variety Independence Day, a fruity apple and citrus beer with a hint of vanilla.

The evening’s savoury delights kicked off with a chutney tasting challenge. Guests were invited to try six of Cranachan & Crowdie’s unusual and exciting Trotter’s chutneys and challenged to identify the flavour, with complimentary oatcakes and crisps for dunking. This proved to be harder than it seemed, especially when guests encountered a minty-fresh mojito flavoured chutney! However, this didn’t phase the challenge winner Tiffany, who went home with the prize gift pack provided by Innis and Gunn.

The evening’s second savoury treat came in the form of the venison samples from Great Taste Award winning Great Glen Game. After an introduction from company co-founder Anja Baak, guests were invited to try some of the varieties of high-quality venison produced by the acclaimed company. Accompanied by bread provided by the Manna House Bakery and Patisserie and Cranachan and Crowdie’s selection of I.J. Mellis cheeses, the venison went down a treat.

So that’s what you missed at Savoury Not Sweet! Don’t be too upset, though. You can still grab all the products featured at Cranachan and Crowdie on a regular basis!

Savoury Not Sweet

More of a savoury tooth than a sweet one? Luckily for you, Edinburgh Foody are bringing the Savoury Not Sweet group to Cranachan and Crowdie! They’re beginning their mission on 25th September to bring the best savoury tastes in Edinburgh to those who prefer a great cheese or meat to sugary snacks. As your host, Cranachan and Crowdie will be providing the food, so this is your chance to grab a cheeky wee sample of some of their best high quality products including venison from Great Glen Game, cheese from I.J. Mellis Cheesemongers, mini bread loaves from The Manna House Bakery & Patisserie, chutney from Trotter’s Independent Condiments and a range of oatcakes. They’ll also have a surprise selection of beer donated by Innis and Gunn on hand to wash everything down.

Anja Baak from Great Glen Game will also be joining in the event, and will chat about her fantastic products. What more savoury treats could you ask for?

Lisa’s Top Tip: Tickets are limited, so follow this link to secure yours, and sign up to the Savoury Not Sweet mailing list while you’re at it!

Hope to see you there!