Made from raw Jersey cow milk, Dorset is a washed rind cheese made in the style of Italian cheese Taleggio. Producer Consider Bardwell Farm uses milk from the nearby Jersey Girl farm to this and all other cow's milk cheeses.
Dorset is a soft-ripening cheese with a firm orange basket-weave crust around the rich, buttery bright yellow interior. Expect flavours that are mildy sharp, pungent and intensely savoury with undertones of nuts and hay. It is an elegant dessert cheese available only seasonally in 2.5 pound wheels.
Dorset is an award-winning cheese having won accolades at the 2008 American Cheese Society, 2008 World Jersey Cheese Awards and 2010 World Cheese Championship Winner.
Other American cheeses: