These Dorset Minis are everything you loved about the original Dorset from Consider Bardwell Farm, just in a smaller package. This pasteurized, semi-soft, washed rind Jersey cow’s milk cheese features a rich and buttery texture, with a seasonally-influenced, pungent aroma that compliments its savory notes.
Inspired by washed-rind forefathers like Taleggio, each is hand-scrubbed with a brine solution as they age so that a mildly pungent flavor develops, often with hints of green olive and vegetable broth. With pasture-raised milk and spa-caliber attention in the caves, Dorset exemplifies how delicious “funky" can be.
Straddling the rolling hills of the Vermont and New York state line, Consider Bardwell Farm is a dairy and creamery with very old roots. The farm, founded in 1863 by Consider Stebbins Bardwell, was the first cheesemaking co-op in Vermont. At that time, morning milk from surrounding farms was brought by horse-drawn wagons and made into large wheels of cheese that were shipped by train to Boston and Albany.
A century and a half later, Angela Miller and Russell Glover are revitalizing the tradition with pasture-based raw milk from Jersey cows with the support of their neighbor, Indian River Farm.
Savory and vegetal notes are present, along with the buttery qualities associated with Jersey milk. The cheese has a pleasant, milky flavor and a long finish.