Crowdie is a Scottish fresh cheese, or the term less often refers to a type of brose (an uncooked porridge).
The cheese is often eaten with oatcakes and recommended before a ceilidh, as it is said to alleviate the effects of whisky drinking. The texture is soft and crumbly, the taste slightly sour. Like cottage cheese, it is very low in fat, being made from skimmed milk.
A version of crowdie known as "Black Crowdie" or "Gruth Dubh" is made by rolling crowdie in a mixture of pinhead oatmeal and crushed black peppercorns.