Derby is a yellow cheese with a firm texture similar to that of Cheddar. It is now less well-known than its colorful relative, Sage Derby. Ford Farm uses real dried sage in their Thistle Hill Sage Derby which lends a bright sage flavor to this unique cheese.
Ford farm is one of the few remaining traditional farmhouse cheddar makers in Dorchester, England. Ford Farm is a West Country Farmhouse Cheesemaker idyllically located in the rolling Dorset Downs, overlooking the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. They produce three quarters of the UK's volume of Tradional West Country Farmhouse Cheddar (see our Coastal Cheddar). For over 40 years, this tradition has continued using methods and recipes that date back many hundreds of years. They have recently begun producing other flavors of cheese, including Sage Derby under their Thistle Hill line of cheeses.