Dorstone is a turret-shaped goat’s cheese coated with edible ash. This traditional technique for maturing fresh cheeses neutralises acidity and creates ideal conditions for desired mould growth and rind formation. The texture within is smooth and moussy when eaten young, becoming firmer as it matures. The flavour has a soft citrus tang and yeasty notes. Dorstone is made by Charlie Westhead at Neal's Yard Creamery near Dorstone Hill in Herefordshire. Read more
Dorstone is an incredible little goat’s cheese, fabulous with a drizzle of sweet honey. Enjoy it by the slice, you don’t even need a cracker!
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Dorstone is a turret-shaped goat's cheese made from pasteurised milk. When young it is smooth and moussy, a result of its curds being pre-drained before being put into moulds. Its flavour has a soft citrus tang and yeasty notes. As it matures, it becomes firmer and its rind can become herby and nutty.
Dorstone is made by Charlie Westhead of Neal's Yard Creamery in Herefordshire. The Creamery sits on Dorstone Hill, after which the cheese is named. Like its sister cheese, Hay on Wye, Dorstone is coated with edible ash. This ash is flavourless. Its use is a traditional French technique for maturing fresh cheeses.
A drizzle of honey is fabulous over Dorstone as it adds complementary sweetness. For texture contrast, crunchy nuts such as walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts are delicious.
• Pasteurised goat's milk
• Animal rennet