The Dorset Meat Company, renowned for its grass-fed meats and artisanal British cheeses, has triumphed at the Butcher Shop Of The Year Awards
Focused on a farm-to-fork ethos, the Dorset Meat Company, based in Henstridge, prides itself on its partnership with small-scale, family-run farms that adhere to traditional animal husbandry methods.
Nick Somper, Founder of the Dorset Meat Co., expressed his delight at the recognition, hailing it as a testament to the whole team: ‘This prestigious national award is recognition of the dedication of the wonderful Dorset Meat Company team, as well as a real testimony to the work of all our amazing farmers, growers and producers. Their grass-fed, sustainable and ethically-raised produce allows our customers across the UK to enjoy the best food.
‘We believe strongly that small-scale farming is better for the farmer, the animal, the local ecology, and also for the consumer. We advocate that we all eat less meat, but to ensure it’s of the very highest quality and is produced in a way that respects nature, the environment and the animal. Eating meat from animals that themselves have only eaten a natural diet of grass, and wildflowers rich in vitamins and minerals makes sense. It’s a healthy choice to make.’
The Dorset Meat Company’s commitment to healthy, ethical, and sustainable food productionmeans they work with farms which prioritise natural and biodiverse environments, ensuring that the animals are raised without being rushed, which in turn enhances the texture and flavour of the meat. It is this high-integrity farming that is the heart of the Dorset Meat Company’s values. By cultivating relationships with these smaller, more traditional farms, the company makes it possible for their customers to make ethical and informed choices about the food they eat.
Not all steak and chops
In addition to the butchery, Dorset Meat Co. also offer an impressive range of prepared meals, crafted by professional chefs in Dorset, delivering convenience and taste straight to the dinner table. Delivering across the UK five days a week, It’s not just locals who can enjoy the finest West Country produce.
But, despite the name, the Dorset Meat Company isn’t just about meat. Their product range extends to an impressive selection of British artisanal and farmhouse cheeses, crafted by award-winning independent cheesemakers from the West Country. Their selection of outstanding deli items is equally impressive, featuring Dorset charcuterie, smoked salmon, home-made pies, and a variety of organic, home-made goods such as Dorset Sea Salt, bone broths, and a plethora of Mediterranean pastes and pestos.