Local Produce in Dorset

Love food?  You’ll love Dorset!  Dorset is justifiably famous for the quality of its produce.  Dorset’s lush pastures and miles of coastline mean the quality of its locally produced food and drink is difficult to beat.

With more than 8,000 years of farming and fishing heritage in this diverse and beautiful county, it’s no wonder we have such a variety of amazing food and drink on offer.

Enjoy the true flavour of Dorset

Dorset boasts many specialities from Dorset Knob biscuits to Portland Dough Cakes and tingling Dorset Naga chillies plus a whole heap more!  Experience what makes Dorset so special by sampling some of our local, delicious offerings; we promise you won’t regret it and that you’ll be asking for more!

A trip to the seaside also wouldn’t be complete without a cone full of delicious local, handmade ice cream…we promise that it’ll be some of the finest ice cream you’ve ever tasted!

A Foodies Paradise

Whether you want to enjoy a riverside picnic, a seaside lunch, a top-notch meal at a high-end restaurant or simply just buy local ingredients for a tasty evening barbecue, Dorset’s friendly farm shops, farmers’ markets, cafes, restaurants and pubs will provide you with mouth-watering food made with the finest, most delicious produce in Dorset.

Local farm shops and farmers’ markets are crammed full of some of the tastiest and freshest local food, the most difficult thing will be knowing what to choose!

What’s your tipple?

All this delightful food will need something equally delicious to accompany it. Good job we also have a fine selection of Dorset brewed ales, ciders and award winning wines!

Palmer’s Brewery is among the UK’s very best small independent brewers, working to traditional methods with the finest ingredients – why not give their Dorset Gold a try?

If you prefer a bit of fizz then you should try some Langham Wine Estate, English Oak Vineyard or Furleigh Estate wine. Those dinosaurs who wandered this land millions of years ago have laid down their bones to make the perfect soil to grow world class still and sparkling wines.

Why not take a brewery or vineyard tour and discover how our fine wines and sumptuous ales are produced…you might even be lucky enough to sample a glass or two!

Food festivals to tickle your fancy!

There’s always a mouth-watering abundance of local produce on offer at country fairs and food festivals which frequent the Dorset events calendar.

Dorset Food & Drink

Many of Dorset's local food and drinks are truly homegrown on the soil of Dorset and are recognised as 'Dorset Food & Drink' - look out for the logo to find products accredited under this scheme or visit their website.

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If you're looking for a snack or drink, you’re never too far from a café or coffee shop in Dorset.

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Food & Drink Experiences

Visit a vineyard, book a brewery tour, fish for your dinner or learn new skills at a cookery school.