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Dorset Born, Dorset Fed


When we started The Dorset Hand Made Food Company we wanted to gather together the best local and ethical produce from the best farmers and artisan producers in the Dorset region to complement our own ethos. The result is a wonderful collaboration. A combination of truly hand made, local and ethical. It is something we are really proud of.

Margot’s secret recipe for making the best scones has been passed down through generations, going back to the 1930s when Nanny Goff first used the technique.
Margot grew up on the family farm, nestled in the beautiful Blackmore Vale in Dorset. There she was handed down the skills of farming life from her grandfather and father outside on the land and in the kitchen where she spent time cooking with her mother and both of her grandmothers. Now the traditions, skills and respect for the environment Margot has acquired come together in The Dorset Home Made Food Company…

Nanny Goff on the family farm in the 1930s

Welcome to the True Taste of a Dorset Cream Tea

We present to you the true taste of a Dorset Cream Tea. Our scones are hand made here on the farm, with Matthews Cotswold Artisan flour and Blackmore Vale Dairy Shaftesbury Local Buttermilk. Our Clotted cream comes from Craig’s Farm Dairy in Osmington and our home made Strawberry jam is packed with New Forest Strawberries.


What's in a name?

Our Dorset Cream Teas are named after fictional place names from Thomas Hardy’s Wessex novels, which all have their equivalents in today’s Dorset landscape.

Abbotsea = Abbotsbury

Anglebury = Wareham

Budmouth = Weymouth

Casterbridge = Dorchester

Havenpool = Poole

Kingsbere = Bere Regis

Knollsea = Swanage

Marlott = Marnhull

Melchester = Salisbury

Port Bredy = Bridport

Sandbourne = Bournemouth

Stourcastle = Sturminster Newton

Weatherbury = Puddletown


"Delicious Dorset Delicacies Deftly Delivered by Droste, the Dorset Hare"

Our mascot ‘Droste’ takes his name from ‘The Droste effect’, where a picture contains a smaller version of itself, which contains a smaller version of itself and so on. The effect is named after Dutch company Droste, who used it on their cocoa tins from 1904. Our Droste the Dorset hare is pictured on the front of our own delivery cases holding a case, which has a picture on it of Droste holding a case etc, etc!

Treat yourself, your friends, your loved ones and your colleagues to the Finest Cream Tea experience from The Dorset Hand Made Food Company

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