The Royal Highland Show: cheese competition

By Sam Thom

The Food Hall at the Royal Highland Show has always attracted a large number of visitors, particularly those interested in locally crafted food. Kenny Groat is one of the many dairy farmers and cheese producers at the 2011 show aiming to win an award. His brie is called Broon Coo, after the brown Jersey cows he uses to produce high fat content milk.

The odds are stacked against Kenny, since he only began making cheese in 2007 and has only been producing brie since 2010. Winning an award could open up lucrative European and worldwide markets for him, but there are many other competitors also hoping to take away the awards. Watch the video to find out how Kenny fared on the day.

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Royal Highland Show Cheese Competition

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