Dorset Crofter Cheese
Dorset Crofter Cheese

Dorset Crofter marks Ford Farm’s first foray into cheese made with sheep’s milk.

Inspired by Manchego, Spain’s most popular and famous cheese, Dorset Crofter was the recipient of a Gold Medal at the World Cheese Awards – even before it was named! We are anticipating many more awards as this delicious variety really begins to make an impact on the cheese-eating public.

The Process

Handmade, in the heart of Dorset

Dorset Crofter is made from milk sourced from local Frieslands and Polled Dorsets. The technique employed for the creation of Dorset Farmer is the same as for traditional West Country Farmhouse Cheddar.

The process is performed almost entirely by hand and the cheese pressed into cylindrical moulds which are then bound in cheese cloth before being left to age, but in the case of Dorset Crofter, for around six months.

Tasting Notes

Crofter has a sweet, lingering taste which is smooth and mild, a distinctive butterscotch colour and a slightly crumbly texture.

Pairing Notes

This smooth, mild Sheep’s milk cheese is a great vehicle for white wines. An Est! Est! Est! di Montefiascone made by Agricola Falseco from Lazio, Italy with its subtle stone fruit flavours is a wonderful partner or perhaps a ripe Viognier from Chile like that of Tabali Vineyards would suit well.

Recommendations provided by Morrish & Banham, specialist wine merchants in Dorchester –

Crofter Cheese 200g
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Dorset Crofter is currently available in 200g portion sizes and is available to purchase through our online shop.