The Francis (700g)

£23.85

The Francis is a washed-rind cheese made for James’s Cheese by Lyburn Cheesemakers in the New Forest with  milk from their own herd of cows. The young fresh cheeses are then matured by James for eight to ten weeks to produce a wonderfully pungent aroma with a supple texture and a softness around the rind.

The result is a supple, richly flavoured and generally gorgeous cheese.

Silver, World Cheese Awards, 2011.

Gold, British Cheese Awards, 2012.

Best Semi Soft Cheese, British Cheese Awards 2013.

 

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Thursday 11th June*

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Thursday 11th June*

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Description

James’s Cheese is an award-winning Dorset artisan cheese maker run by our good friend James McCall in Child Okeford, North Dorset.

Our range of West Country artisan cheeses are all from small, specialist cheesemakers. Dorset and Somerset have some of the very best producers whose cheeses are lovingly crafted using milk produced by wonderful local dairy farmers.

Our Story

We founded the Dorset Meat Company to provide you with the finest grass-fed, outdoor-reared meat, produced sustainably and in harmony with nature. We care about traditional British farming which is why we work with 20 small, family-run farms based in Dorset and Wiltshire that produce really wholesome, natural meat. We believe strongly that small-scale farming is better for the farmer, the animal, the local ecology, and for you, producing exceptionally tasting, ethically reared meat that you can trust completely.

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Our Farms

At the Dorset Meat Company, we work with 20 small, family-run farms in Dorset and Wiltshire that all work to 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.

100% Grass Fed

Our ruminant animals enjoy a diet of 100%, pure, natural grass. Which is all they ever eat.

Our local countryside is rich in grassland. “Partly real, partly dream country” is how Thomas Hardy described Dorset. Over 40% of the county is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the steep ridges and chalk valleys lending the landscape a rugged beauty. Dotted around the Blackmore Vale, small farms raise traditional cattle breeds like Herefords, Aberdeen Angus and Ruby Reds. The areas of clay soil are rich in grass, wildflowers, clover and legumes, the principal food source for sheep and cattle for centuries. It is these natural environments, rich in essential vitamins and minerals, that help to support a wide range of wildlife and insects as an essential element of a vibrant, thriving ecology.

Nature in balance.

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What our customers say

“Very tasty. This was my first delivery. It won’t be the last. Planning to buy all my meat from here”

Caroline

“From ordering online and having all my questions answered with regard to animal welfare, to helping me choose the best produce, this company is 5 *****”

Denise

“We have been purchasing our meat from The Dorset Meat Company for about a year. The quality including taste is what keeps us coming back”

Karen