Eat, drink & be merry with Dorset Food and Drink


Dorset is known as a natural larder, from meat to dairy and veg to cakes. Caz Richards of Dorset Food & Drink suggests some seasonal favourites

The Wasabi Company’s take on the classic Limoncello

Unless you’re the most organised person on the planet and have done your Christmas shopping by Hallowe’en – the sudden realisation that we are only a few weeks from Christmas Day can send us into a spin.
It’s OK. Relax.
We’ve got a holly jolly basket full of local Dorset loveliness that won’t break the bank and if we choose to buy Christmas gifts and groceries from local makers, producers and retailers, we can all make a genuinely big difference to our small businesses and independents.
Whether it’s local cheese, funky craft ales, free-from sweet treats, chocolate, wine or something made by talented artisans – there’s plenty to choose from in Dorset, and you can shop small or large depending on your budget. It’s a great way to support your local producers, many of whom have won multiple national awards for their products! Keep it local, and get to know the people who make, bake, brew, cook, sew, grow, craft and create beautiful things.

Don’t forget the extras
Our top pick for Christmas condiments takes us to the far east via Dorset! Spice up your festive faves with a contemporary twist from The Wasabi Company – the only grower of fresh wasabi in the UK, with farms in Hampshire and Dorset. Try the Yuzu mustard – delicious with mini roast beef yorkie canapes. For a festive tipple, try the amazing Yuzucello; whole yuzu fruits from Kōchi distilled into The Wasabi Company’s take on the classic Limoncello.
Warm winter wishes from everyone at Dorset Food & Drink. x

P.S. Don’t forget to use up all your festive leftovers. There are lots of ideas at Love Food Hate Waste!


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