🇬🇧 BRITISH CHEESES 🇬🇧
In the late nineties, milk prices were so low that third-generation dairy farmer Jonny Crickmore and his wife Dulcie decided to become cheese-makers. After a whirlwind trip to France to buy a herd of Montbéliarde cows, the couple returned home to Suffolk to make a raw milk Brie de Meaux-style cheese called Baron Bigod (pronounced ‘by-god’).
The Baron Bigod's popularity has much to do with its silky paste and long complex flavours of farmyard, morels and warm earth.
In fact, even the French would be jealous, as Baron Bigod cheese is one of only a handful of its type in the world to be made by the farmer on the farm and can genuinely be called a true farmhouse Brie. Using a traditional recipe passed on to our cheesemaker by a French cheese maker, we have set about making what we believe to be something very special.
Awarded Silver at the 2019 and 2018 British Cheese Awards.
Origin: Fen Farm Dairy, Suffolk, England
Stuff to consider: Unpasteurized cow milk