At Rennet & Rind, we're privileged to share the inspiring tale of the Reade family's journey from Somerset to the rugged beauty of Mull. The four Reade sons, pivotal in this grand adventure, each played their roles to perfection. Brendan, the eldest, undertook the herculean task of relocating their farm, drive by drive, to the windswept Scottish isles. Matthew and Garth initiated a local milk round in Tobermory with just 10 cows, sowing the seeds of what would become a thriving venture.
It was the surplus milk from their diligent herding that sparked the birth of cheese-making at Sgriob-ruadh. With humble beginnings in a whisky bond store, the Reades honed their craft and eventually built a dairy dedicated to their cheese, which became the heart of their family business by 2000. The Glass Barn, a testament to their ingenuity and resourcefulness, rose from recycled materials and evolved from a greenhouse to a welcoming farm shop and café, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in their farm life.
The Reades’ dream of a sustainable, ever-improving farm is alive and flourishing, with a new generation of grandchildren already upholding the farming legacy at Sgriob-ruadh. Jeff Reade's vision of a life woven deeply into the fabric of the future is a reality we at Rennet & Rind celebrate and cherish in every slice of their cheese we offer.