Launched in 2008 Dorset Red has gone from strength to strength, wowing the Dorset cheese eating public as well as the national and international community, with its deliciously smooth mellow, smoky flavour.
When Ford Farm takes Dorset Red to Shows across the County, it is very often the most popular choice. Once persuaded to try it, even those who profess not to like smoked cheese, immediately fall in love with Dorset Red’s unique flavour and just keep coming back for more.
Dorset Red is created in the same way that Ford Farm makes its traditional cheddar, using milk sourced from local grazing herds and with the process conducted predominantly by hand.
However, the heat of the milk is lowered and less stirring is done, resulting in a milder flavour as well as a softer texture. It is pressed into block moulds and left to mature for around three months.
Dorset Red has a deep amber colour, due to the addition of annatto, a commonly used natural colouring which gives it a similar appearance to a Red Leicester.
Dorset Red is a smooth, mellow red Leicester style cheese with a distinctive flavour which is slightly sweet and nutty and infused with a deliciously rich and lingering smokiness. Dorset Red is cold-smoked over oak chips, overnight, which bestows it with its distinctive, mellow, smoky flavour.
Serve on a cheeseboard, grate into dishes, add to quiche recipes, grill onto steak or toast.
Cows' milk, salt, rennet (microbial), Colouring (annatto E160b), cultures (milk). Allergens: Contains Milk.