Connage Highland Dairy

Christmas Gift Guide

Cheese is a popular gift for foodies, especially at Christmas time. Whether it’s your spouse, your best friend, or your favourite colleague, we’ve got some brilliant ideas for this year’s presents. 

All of these ideas are also perfect for putting together your own Christmas cheese board, so if you can’t resist them for yourself, then you can easily build a delicious cheese plate from the suggestions below!

We know choosing cheese can be a bit daunting, especially if you’re not sure what your guests will like! We are here to help with advice on recommended amounts and which cheeses to serve based on your ideas.

Connage Cheese Box


If you’ve got someone in your life who’s partial to a piece of cheese or two, our Connage Cheese box makes the ideal gift! 

Galloway Lodge pickles

We love Galloway Lodge pickles as an accompaniment to our cheeses, and they’re the perfect addition to any cheese board. The Poachers Pickle is our favourite, but they’ve got a great selection to choose from for all tastes!

Macleans Highland Bakery oatcakes

What’s a Christmas cheese board without a selection of oatcakes?! Macleans Highland Bakery have been using the same recipe for the last 100 years, and have a selection of flavoured oatcakes too. 

Isle of Mull Cheese

We sell Isle of Mull cheese at the Cheese Pantry, and it’s always a popular choice with our customers! We’d recommend the hearty, full-flavoured Isle of Mull cheddar, and the Hebridean Blue, which is strong with a lingering flavour, just perfect with he Christmas port!

Cullisse Highland rapeseed oil

As the most northerly cold pressed rapeseed oil, CULLISSE Highland Rapeseed Oil benefits from the unique micro-climate and fertile soils of Easter Ross in the Scottish Highlands where the naturally healthy properties of the rapeseed are nurtured in the seed pods during the extra long days of light that distinguish a Highland Summer.

Although very versatile CULLISSE Highland Rapeseed Oil is best enjoyed cold with home-baked bread, drizzled over a salad or used to make delicious dressings or mayonnaise.

Connage Gift Vouchers

There’s always one person who doesn’t want anything, but who could say no to vouchers for cheese?! Available in £5, £10, and £20, treat someone special with our gift vouchers which can be spent in our Cheese Pantry store in Inverness.

Snowdonia Cheese Co

Another popular producer with the Cheese Pantry customers, the Snowdonia Cheese Company create a delicious range of products in North Wales. From Green Storm to Amber Mist, their range of truckles have something for everyone.

Highland Fine Cheeses

Cheese making by the Stone family since the 1950’s, Highland Fine Cheeses focuses on mould ripened cheese with Brie, blue and washed rind styles. You can find Minger and Fat Cow in the Cheese Pantry, and 4Ewes is also available for a short time over the Christmas period.

Black Isle Dairy Ice Cream

Based on an Italian gelato style of ice cream, Black Isle Dairy ice cream is churned at a slower speed than the more traditional American-style hard ice cream. You can get your hands on some of their delicious flavours in the Cheese Pantry!

Connage Cheeses Available for Christmas 

We have a large selection of cheeses available in the Cheese Pantry for your Christmas cheese boards. 


Here’s a wee reminder of our opening hours:


Saturday 21st Dec 10am-4pm

Sunday 22nd Dec 10am-4pm

Monday 23rd Dec 9.30am-5pm

Tuesday 24th Dec 9.30am-4pm


Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, and Friday 27th December


Saturday 28th Dec 10am-4pm

Monday 30th Dec 10am-4pm

Tuesday 31st Dec 10am-4pm

THE SHOP WILL THEN BE CLOSED until mid-January 2020. The online shop closes on Monday 16th December and will reopen mid-January 2020.

**PLEASE NOTE** Last order date for delivery is 16th December

To avoid disappointment, order your Christmas cheeses now! If you can’t get to the shop, please give us a call on 01667 462000 or email with any enquiries.