Scottish Cheese. The climate and geography of Scotland are well suited to cheese-making. The short cheese making season in Scotland meant that traditional cheeses usually required to be capable of being stored (matured) through the winter – hence the predominance of hard (matured) cheese in Scotland At one time most farmhouses or crofts made their own cheese but there was little financial return. Improved transportation of milk changed the scene dramatically. Today Scotland’s cheese makers offer a wide range of all types of wonderful cheese.