Food

Meat, Dairy, Preserves, Artisan Bakes & much more

Tantalise your taste buds with the huge variety from Dorset’s finest food producers.

If you fancy indulging in some of Dorset’s mouth-watering local produce then you need to take a look at what is on offer below. Whether you’re looking to order something online to have it sent to your home or whether you’re planning a trip to Dorset and want some inspiration you’ll find it all here.

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From award-winning cheesemakers, large recognised brands, artisan bakers, farmers producing good welfare, high-quality meats to fishermen sourcing sustainably caught fish, we have a little of everything, so no matter what your taste, you’ll find something here to tempt you. In fact,  we think we have everything but crisps!

This isn’t just a great opportunity to try some incredible food, but also the chance to meet the people behind those ingredients, from the farmers to the bakers to the confectionary makers, use the directory below to find out more about where your food comes from. A visit to Dorset will prove that the praise for the food here is justified, the miles of coastline make it perfect for fresh seafood and the lush, rolling fields create the best base for farmers’ to collect everything from seeds to veg to rearing livestock. The food and drink here really is difficult to beat. Get to grips with what it takes to create these amazing ingredients by booking yourself a place on a food or drink tour with one of our amazing producers or click here to see what other attractions are available to you.

While you’re here make sure to look out for some of the region’s specialities…

Dorset Knob biscuits, Portland Dough Cakes, Dorset Naga chillies and loads more. You can’t not try them when you’re in the county! A trip here also wouldn’t be complete without some of the finest ice creams you’ve ever tasted and some of the best fudge on offer in the south-west! Both treats are full of delicious, hand-made cream, so frankly, it would be rude not to!

So, whether you’re looking for the perfect items for a picnic, a top-notch meal at one of Dorset’s best restaurants or you’re staying in a self-catering property and want some high-quality ingredients for a summer BBQ, Dorset’s markets, shops and eateries will provide you with high quality, delicious produce. The only thing you really need to do is try not to argue over what you want to eat!

Food events galore!

If you’re lucky enough to be in the region while one of the many fairs, food festivals or farmers’ markets are on, make sure to peruse the stalls and pick up a few things to tide you over before dinner. You can find out what events are being held when and where by clicking here.

Not sure if something truly is homegrown? Look out for the logo to find the producers that are accredited by us! You can explore the local food producers in Dorset below and get some inspiration for what is on offer in this beautiful county.

Bakery

Confectionery

Cereal, Nuts and Seeds

Cheesemongers

Dairy

Ice Cream

Free From

Meat

Oils, Herbs and Spices

Honey, Jam and Preserves

Seafood

Fruit and Veg

Hampers

Specialist Shops

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