One of the best things about running this afternoon tea business is connecting with suppliers who share the values of B. on the Road… We enjoy showcasing great products from in Dumfries and Galloway and across Scotland.
At the time of writing it is Scottish food and drink fortnight, so it’s fitting to tell you about our wonderful suppliers in Dumfries and Galloway.
Roan’s Dairy have reached celebrity status in Dumfries and Galloway, starring in BBC Two’s This Farming Life. Bringing back on farm processing and doorstep delivery during a time when supermarkets are forcing down the price of milk is a very impressive feat, that has won them huge support locally.
We use the milk and double cream from their free-range cows across our products. Chef Beth turns leftover cream into butter and butter milk, and it takes a really good cream to make butter of baking standard.
Nith Valley Eggs is the only free-range woodland based farm in Scotland. They provide their hens with high levels of animal welfare, as the hens are able to forage and scratch around in their natural habitat.
We use their eggs a lot! From tarts to macarons to crème patisserie fillings these high-quality eggs meet all our baking needs
Galloway farmhouse cheese specialise in top quality ewe cheese. The flock graze organic land and enjoy a good life. The Cairnsmore Ewe cheese is one of our favourites and is often to be found in our savoury tarts.
Another local source of fantastic organic cheese, Loch Arthur’s farmhouse cheddar is a favourite sandwich filling, paired with our home-grown tomato chutney.
It is thanks to the incredible Depresso Espresso that Chef Beth is able to be functional at 6am on delivery day. This coffee also features in the Espresso macaron, mocha brownies and coffee chocolate truffles.
Not only is this one of the best coffees that we have tasted, it is ethically sourced, and Farm Boy Brews donates a proportion of the profits from the Depresso Expresso to a mental health charity.