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Article published 11/07/2022

Quality food and drink on offer in East Lothian

A specialist cheesemonger in Haddington has become the latest food and drink offering in the region to receive one of our Quality Assurance awards. 

The Cheese Lady, which recently moved to larger premises in the town’s Court Street, has achieved 4-Star Tourist Shop in our world-renowned Quality Assurance grading Scheme.

The premises, which stocks around 100 different farmhouse and artisan cheeses as well as a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and condiments, has also opened a micro café.

The Cheese Lady achieved a Taste Our Best Award in recognition of its Scottish Cheese Platter. Our Taste Our Best Award recognises businesses that use quality Scottish ingredients and fresh, seasonal and local produce, as well as staff who have knowledge about the food and drink on offer.

East Lothian’s food and drink offering is going from strength to strength with recent innovative developments including the addition of Buck and Birch, producers of wild spirits and liqueurs, and the success of the Drift café in North Berwick.

East Lothian is also set to be the location for a new food and drink innovation hub, with £40 million funding secured through the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, following on from Scotland’s Food & Drink Country becoming the first Food & Drink Business Improvement District in Scotland in 2016.

Svetlana, the owner of The Cheese Lady with Neil Christison, Regional Director at VisitScotland
Svetlana, the owner of The Cheese Lady with Neil Christison, Regional Director at VisitScotland

“This recognition from VisitScotland will help promote our quality offering to locals and visitors to East Lothian. We moved to our new larger premises one year ago so it is fantastic to have our hard work recognised in this way and we look forward to continuing to develop our products in the future.”

Svetlana Kukharchuk, owner of The Cheese Lady

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