WEST PAWLET, VT. – Small batch cheesemaker Consider Bardwell Farm announced it is making its Dorset cheese available for sale to cheese shops and other retailers.

The pasteurized, soft-ripened, washed-rind cow’s milk Dorset will be sold as a 2.5-lb wheel of cheese.

Dorset is one of the featured products from the Vermont-based company, which describes the cheese as having a rich and buttery taste, as well as a creamy quality inside of its orange rind.

Consider Bardwell Farm shared that its Dorset is reminiscent of a Taleggio or Pont L’Évêque. Made with fresh cow’s milk from nearby Woodlawn Farm, the cheese is cave-aged for at least 45 days, during which the cheesemakers give it a light wash every three to four days as part of the ripening process.

“When our neighboring farmer asked us to take some excess milk in the spring, we made our original 2.5-lb Dorset as a one-off, limited edition product,” said Angela Miller, co-owner of Consider Bardwell Farm. “However, after the overwhelmingly positive response we received over the course of three months, we decided to continue to make the cheese on an ongoing basis.”

She added: “As always, we’re committed to crafting the best small-batch, aged cheese possible, all while supporting our community and meeting cheese shops’ needs.”

Consider Bardwell Farm also sells its cheeses online through its website.