Dorset air-dried beef 80g – Great Taste Awards 2020 – 2 Stars
If you like Italian Bresaola then you are likely to enjoy our Dorset Air-Dried Beef. We make it using the silverside of grass-fed PGI West Country raised beef. The beef is cured with black pepper, rosemary, thyme, and juniper berries before being slowly air-dried in our maturing room for several weeks. We thinly slice the beef and it is ready for you to eat.
The texture is firm but supple and the colour is a deep rich red with a flavour to match. Try serving this with a fine drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, squeeze of fresh lemon and a little freshly ground black pepper.
Great Taste Awards 2020 – Judges’ Notes
“…Beautifully presented slices of beef with noticeable marbling and a wonderful, inviting aroma. The nose picks up herbs – leaves, stalks and the naturally occurring oils. The bite is firm and yet yielding to the tooth – this does melt away beautifully leaving beefy richness, salt, herbs and a long finish…”
“…A really attractive ruby red colour with delicate creamy veins of marbling throughout the daintily sliced pieces of beef. A very attractive appearance and an enticing sweet beefy aroma…”
“…The aroma of fermentation is evident and rather appealing, and along with the subtle spicing and addition of port makes for a very inviting cured slice of beef…”
Capreolus Great Taste Awards 2020
‘Gold Award’ – Taste of the West 2013