Course Schedules

STOP PRESS! Please note that the West Highland Dairy will be closing down at the end of August 2018 to enable us to enjoy a well-earned retirement!

Courses are usually run on a monthly basis with 2 - 6 participants, and an absolute maximum of 8 participants. Dates are fairly flexible and can be altered to meet clients' needs.

Most courses are run at the dairy (and a schedule of these is shown below) but, if the client has his/her own establishment, we can arrange to come to you.

These courses can be exclusively for your establishment or you could make arrangements with other interested parties in your local area to join with you to share ideas and experiences and to reduce costs - e.g. local smallholders, diversifying farmers or stock societies.

Should you require a tailored course, please ask. We are happy to adapt our course or structure a new course to meet your needs.

Kathy Biss who runs the courses at West Highland Dairy.

Course Dates - 2018 - at West Highland Dairy, Achmore



Type of Course


9th - 11th Basic cheese course
30th - 31st Mix & Match course


13th - 15th Basic cheese course


11th - 13th Basic cheese course

  No course


6th - 7th Mix & Match course
19th - 21st Basic cheese course


  No course

Mix & Match

Yogurt, butter, ice-cream

Demand for this type of course is not as strong as for the cheese courses.
Please contact us and we will try to co-ordinate a course for people who are interested.

Information for Attending the Course

All course students are required to bring a white coat, clean "wellies" and an insulated container for transporting product home. No jewellery must be worn and nail varnish and false nails must be removed. Hats will be provided to cover hair.

Course days start at 9am and finish at approx 4pm. We try to finish at 3pm on the third day.

Each student receives a certificate confirming attendance and stating the topics covered.

We look forward to meeting you.

Please contact us for more information

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