Definition of crowdie in English:


(also crowdy)


  • A soft Scottish cheese made from buttermilk or sour milk.

    • ‘So are the ones for oatcakes, crowdie, medallions of venison and steamed mussels.’
    • ‘While certain foods, such as tablet, crowdie or brose, just aren't available south of the border, there are some words for things we both have that are, quite simply, completely different.’
    • ‘In the past, you could only obtain two types, crowdie and Orkney cheddar.’
    • ‘His crowdie products include one containing wild garlic leaf and other versions rolled in peppercorns or the locally grown pinhead oatmeal.’
    • ‘Cranachan is classically made with toasted oatmeal, cream, crowdie, heather honey and berries.’


Early 19th century: from crud + -ie.