This prestigious award is recognition of the work of our amazing farmers, growers and producers whose grass-fed, sustainable and ethically raised produce is enjoyed by customers across the UK, and testimony to the dedication of The Dorset Meat Company Team.
We provide the finest grass fed meat produced sustainably and in harmony with nature. We care about traditional British farming and work exclusively with small, family-run farms that follow regenerative, traditional farming methods. We believe strongly that small-scale farming is better for the animal, the local ecology, and for you, and provides exceptionally tasting, ethically reared meat that you can trust completely.
Put together your own order with all your own choices, pick one of our set seasonal boxes or set up a recurring subscription box.
We all want to know where our food comes from. We all want to have confidence in the provenance
and integrity of the food we are eating.
We work exclusively with small, family-run farms in Dorset and Wiltshire that all produce ethically
reared, nutritious meat, in a natural growing environment, in harmony with nature. Animals that have
been allowed to grow at a natural pace and have not been rushed.
By shopping with The Dorset Meat Company, you are supporting small, family-run farms that have been an
essential part of our rural economy down the ages.
We all want to know where our food comes from. By showing you the small, local farms we work with, you will
have the confidence in the integrity and origin of the meat you are eating. We know our farmers well and
share their ethics and values. There is no trace of factory farming here: only small-scale family farms that
use traditional methods of animal husbandry in a natural and biodiverse growing environment. Animals that have
been allowed to grow at a natural pace and have not been rushed, resulting in better textured and highly flavoured meat.
This is proper, regenerative farming, not industrialised meat production. Regenerative farming rejects pesticides and chemical fertilizers, instead strengthening the health and vitality of farm soil, increasing biodiversity, improving the water cycle, and increasing resilience to climate change. We We know our farmers well and share their ethics and their values: respect for their livestock and for nature, and a total commitment to the highest standards of animal welfare. We believe passionately that small-scale, sustainable farming is better for the animal, the local ecology, the farmer and for you, producing exceptional, ethically-reared meat you can trust completely
Perversely, we would advocate that we all eat less meat, but when we do, we need to ensure it’s of the highest quality and is produced in a way that respects nature, the environment and the animal.
Eating meat from animals that themselves have only eaten a natural diet of grass, wildflowers, clovers and legumes, rich in essential vitamins and minerals and untainted by growth promoters and chemicals makes a whole lot of sense. It’s a healthy choice to make.
Perversely, we would advocate eating less meat, but when we do, we need to ensure it’s of the highest quality and is produced in a way that respects nature, the environment and the animal.
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Eating meat from animals that themselves have only eaten a natural diet of grass, wildflowers, clovers and legumes, rich in essential vitamins and minerals and untainted by chemicals and pesticides, makes a whole lot of sense. It’s a healthy choice to make. Reputable studies have shown that grass fed beef has a better ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6, is high in antioxidants such as vitamin E, and contains higher vitamin and mineral levels. Grain-fed animals that have shorter lives and are rushed to finish convert the carbohydrate to sugar and fat. Which is not good for us.
100% grass-fed animals that are reared in a natural, outdoor environment surrounded by bugs and germs, develop better immune systems and, because they are free to roam and therefore work their muscles more, produce less saturated fat. Which is, in turn, good for us. Livestock, be they cattle, pigs or chickens that are crowded into pens and never see sunlight, are more susceptible to disease that may require antibiotic intervention.
Grass has been the principal source of food for cattle and sheep for centuries and most cows eat grass at some point in their lives. However, the economics of industrial production have required large-scale farmers to grow and finish their animals faster which can only really be done through introducing high-energy livestock feed. Basically, cereals and soybean, much of it imported. If you think about it, slow-growing an animal naturally by only feeding them grasses and herbs, without bulking them up with grains, and allowing them to live outdoors, can only be a good thing. A naturally reared animal is less likely to get ill.
Cattle and sheep are ruminants. The word “ruminant” comes from the Latin ruminare, which means “to chew over again”. Ruminant animals have complex digestive systems that enable them to extract all the natural goodness from their diet of grass, wildflowers and clover free from pesticides and fertiliser. Clever stuff. But by giving a ruminant animal starchy, grain-based feed to hasten the growing process, we are interfering with mother nature.
Grass-fed beef & lamb is Better for biodiversity and the environment
Our beef and lamb eat only grass, wildflowers and clovers from pastures, or lays, that are free from the chemicals that impair and compromise soil fertility. A natural, permanent pastureland improves the structure and stability of the soil, whilst its deep roots extract the mineral goodness that lies deeper below. Pasturelands extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere which nourishes the roots and helps with river systems by preventing soil erosion and run-off.
Put together your order and select your delivery day. We deliver across the UK every week and
you do not need to be in to receive your order.
Put together your own order with all your own choices from our wide range of grass fed meat
cheese and deli items or pick one of our set seasonal boxes.
So that your order arrives in tip-top condition, we prepare each order by hand so that it’s fresh,
vacuum-pack each item and then pack it in a temperature controlled, fully recyclable chilled liner
to ensure that the contents stay chilled for over 48 hours.
Farming is as old as the hills but the way in which our food has been produced changed
dramatically with the advent of mechanised, industrial farming. Industrialised food production
has brought some pretty adverse consequences to our environment.
We are what we eat. Perversely, we would advocate eating less meat, but when we do, we need to ensure it’s of
the highest quality and is produced in a way that respects nature, the environment and the animal.
From Ruby Red Devons, Aberdeen Angus and Dexter breeds which have been allowed to mature naturally in order to produce outstanding depth of flavour and texture with beautiful marbling. All of our grass fed beef is dry aged for at least 28 days and prepared by our Master Butchers in our butchery in Dorset.
100% Grass Fed Online Meat Delivery UK
100% Grass Fed Online Meat Delivery UK – Grass-fed Chicken and pork from animals reared on Dorset and Wiltshire farms, naturally-reared wild game and venison, and a range of West Country artisan cheeses and home produce. If you’re tired of water-pumped chicken breasts, or flavourless steak and believe in supporting local British farmers who follow traditional, regenerative farming methods, then try one of our fabulous meat boxes today. From as little as £29.95, we provide a meat box delivery service to your door with free shipping on all orders over £75.
Buy Meat Online
Ordering is our meat online is simple. You can either choose one of our set, seasonal meat boxes or create your own butcher box with all your own choices. We deliver across the UK and all our products are cool-packed in special boxes and delivered to your door next day to ensure freshness.
Looking for online butchers near me? As our shopping habits change, more and more people are turning to the convenience of online butcher delivery. At The Dorset Meat Company, we pride ourselves in providing the best combination of unbeatable grass-fed beef and lamb, outdoor-reared pork and free-range chicken, together with a wide selection of artisan cheeses, and local Dorset charcuterie. All delivered across the UK to your door every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Our meat, sausages, and bacon are hand-prepared by our award-winning team of master butchers
in the finest traditions of British craft butchery.
Our grass-fed meat is not only sourced from small, local farms with the highest standards of
animal welfare, it is brought on by our team to produce really flavoursome, characterful meat.
All our meat is finished using non-halal processes.
Our beef is all dry-aged to tenderise and flavour the meat. By hanging a beef carcass on the bone
in a chill store for 4 weeks or more, the meat ages naturally to lock in the great flavours you would
expect from high-end beef, grass-fed beef. The process of dry-ageing enables moisture to evaporate
and allows the beef’s natural enzymes to break down the meat’s tissues.
It’s a whole different ball-game to the wet-aged meat you will find predominantly in the supermarkets.
With wet-ageing, the meat tenderises after it has been vacuum-packed and whilst it is being transported.
Which is why you will notice wet-aged meat shrinking when you cook it as it can contain up to 30% water.
So that your order arrives in tip-top condition, we prepare each order by hand so that it’s fresh, vacuum-pack each item and then pack it in a temperature controlled, fully recyclable chilled liner and double gauge cardboard box in order to ensure that the contents stay chilled for over 48 hours.
We use Recycle-Air chilled liners from our packaging partner Hydropac, a revolutionary recyclable temperature-controlled food packaging system that enables us to send your meat box overnight using the DHL national courier network with complete confidence.
The Recycle-Air system uses recyclable materials with a reflective white LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene) layer on both sides and a double layer of bubble insulation sandwiched between the outer layers, giving a real emphasis on insulation and cushioning.
The Recycle-Air system has been tested and validated to ensure it meets current UK legislation.
Climate Chamber testing has proven that the Recycle-Air system will perform on a UK based ‘extreme’ peak summer temperature profile for more than 24hrs and 96hrs during winter testing (held between +2˚c to +8˚).
We deliver to the whole of the UK excluding the Channel Islands, Northern Ireland and northermost areas of Scotland.
When do we deliver?
We deliver across mainland UK every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday using DHL, our courier service partner.
We need you to place your order with us 2 days before it is scheduled for delivery.
We’ve put together a little table that sets out our order deadlines. You can of course order as far ahead as you may wish by selecting any future delivery date to suit you.
How much is delivery?
For orders between £75.00 and £30.00, it’s £4.95.
For orders above £75.00, delivery is free (other than Saturday delivery).
Do I need to be in when my order is delivered?
No, you don’t need to be in. Just let us know where you want the box left when you place your order. Somewhere safe would be good, a porch, shed or garage.
If you prefer, we can deliver it to you at work, just let us know.
Will I receive any delivery notification or tracking code?
You will receive a text and email notification on your delivery day giving you a 1 hour delivery time slot. This will also include a tracking number (consignment number) for convenience. You can get an update on your delivery time by simply going to track.dhlparcel.co.uk and entering your tracking (consignment) number.
Can I collect the order myself?
Yes you can by calling us on 01747811077 to arrange collection. It’s free so you will save the cost of delivery.
Can I build my own box or do I have to order one of your set, seasonal boxes?
Either. You can either build your own box with all your own choices from our range of meat, cheese and deli items or choose one of our set, seasonal boxes.
Can I add or delete items to my regular box myself when I wish to?
Is there a minimum order value?
How regularly will my order be delivered?
It’s up to you. You can set the order to arrive either every 1, 2 or 4 weeks on a recurring basis.
Will I be reminded that the delivery is coming so I have time to make any changes?
Yes, you will receive an email reminder 6 days prior to your scheduled delivery date.
How do I set up my regular order?
Simply go to ‘Subscription’ and create an account, select the items you wish to receive in your order together with the frequency (every 1, 2, or 4 weeks) and you will be sent your own unique password. Or you can simply call us on 01747811077.
Can I call you to set up my regular order or do I have to do it online?
Yes, you can call us on 01747811077 at any time and we will be happy to set it up for you.
Can I cancel my order whenever I wish?
Yes, you are not tied-in so you can cancel your order at any time either from your online account or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 01747811077.
However, we will need 72 hours notice prior to your next delivery date. By cancelling you will automatically cancel your regular payment and you will receive an email confirming this.
Can I pause my order whenever I wish?
Yes, you can pause your order at any time either from your online account or by emailing us at email@example.com or calling us on 01747811077.
If I pause my order, when can I restart it?
You can do this in 2 ways.
Either from your online account when the next available delivery from the date you wish to restart will automatically be chosen for you or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 01747811077.
How do I pay?
You can use any type of credit or debit card but not Paypal.
Can I change my delivery address?
Yes, you can.
Can I use a discount code for my subscription?
Yes, simply enter ‘Welcome10’ at checkout and you will receive 10% off your first order.
Can I use your eGift Cards to pay for my subscription order?
Yes, you can.
Will your Refer A Friend offer apply to a subscription order?
Yes, you will receive 10% off your first order and your friend will receive 10% off their first order.
For being a great customer, we would like to offer you the opportunity to get
an additional 10% discount off your next purchase by referring us to one of your friends.
Not only will they get 10% off their first order but you will also get a 10% discount code
once they have placed their first order as a thank you from us.
You can Refer A Friend by completing the short form at checkout or by clicking the button below. Make sure you include your friend's email address.
You can introduce as many friends as you like and each introduction will entitle you
to a 10% discount.