Heart-shaped Dorstone

Delicate, fresh, light.

  • Unpasteurised
  • Goats' Milk

One of Britain’s most outstanding goats’ milk cheeses.  At The Courtyard Dairy, Dorstone is sold at only three weeks old – at that stage Dorstone still has a mousse-like texture, a lemony-fresh flavour and just a hint of goat.

Moulded into a heart-shape for Valentine’s Day.  Outside of Valentine’s Day this cheese is provided in a round form – click here for more details.

Made by Charlie Westhead in Dorstone, Herefordshire, England.

More about this

Charlie Westhead is one of the finest cheese makers in the UK.  Daily they collect unpasteurised goats milk from Gloucestershire to make Dorstone (and Ragstone), which are based on classic French recipes.  At The Courtyard Dairy the Dorstone cheese is further dried and then aged for only three weeks so it remains fresh and light.

Dorstone is named after the local Neolithic settlement at Dorstone Hill.

Charlie Westhead started making cheese over 20 years ago in Central London, before moving out to Sevenoaks (next to the Ragstone ridge from which another of their cheeses takes its name).  Several years ago they settled in Herefordshire and built a brand new creamery.  Their new creamery is extremely eco-friendly – all their power comes from solar panels, wind turbines and wood burners.  The wastewater is also disposed of and filtered through their own wetland system.

Click here to read about The Courtyard Dairy’s recent visit to Neal’s Yard Creamery, discovering it’s history and how their cheeses are made.

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