This is a truly exceptional cheese; made with raw milk from Jonny and Dulce's herd of Montbeliarde cows.
We’re rather excited about this cheese. It is the only traditional raw milk Brie-de-Meaux style cheese produced in the UK. In fact, even the French would be jealous, as this 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.
Baron Bigod (pronounced by-god) was, named after a 12th century nobleman. The cheese has a silky texture and a golden curd, with long-lasting complex flavours of farmyard, morels and warm earth. Awarded Gold at the British Cheese Awards.
Each cheese is made by hand in small batches, very early in the morning so that Jonny and Dulce can use the raw milk still warm, straight from the cow at the perfect temperature for cheesemaking. The mould cultures are added to the warm morning’s milk and it is gently gravity fed into small vats just a few metres from the milking parlour, where the rennet is added. The curds are carefully hand-ladled into large moulds, using traditional pelle-a-brie ladles and the young cheeses are hand salted and then aged for up to 8 weeks in a cave-like environment.
Made with raw cow's milk (MILK) and animal rennet
It is necessary to apply a common sense approach to cheese care and respond to the cheese you have in front of you, as opposed to following rigid guidelines.
The best option is to keep the cheese wrapped in its waxed paper within a box in the fridge. The container will help to prevent the cheese from drying out and prevent the cheese from absorbing flavours.
We are lucky to be surrounded by incredible artisan producers, we have chosen a range of artisan products that meet our ethical and sustainability standards.Our Mission
We offer speedy next day delivery in our 100% recyclable packaging. There is a minimum order value of £30 for all orders. We deliver to the whole of the UK, including the Scottish Highlands and Channel Islands.Delivery Information
We have received the countries highest accolades including; BBC 4 Food & Farming Best Producer, The Telegraph's Best Butcher, The Independent's Best Meat Box, Great Taste Top 50 Best Food Products.Quality
About the producer
In the centre of Bungay in Suffolk stands the Buttercross, a large vaulted and domed monument, beneath the shade of which the dairy farmers of Bungay once gathered to sell their prized butter. During those heady, buttery days, Suffolk was regarded as the “butter capital” of England. East Anglian butter was sought after by every foodie worth their weight in grouse and was exported as far as the West Indies (Defoe 1724).
That was 300 years ago. Now, there is never to be seen a scrape of butter at the Buttercross. The dairy farmers of Suffolk fell from fame with a badly calculated cheese incident (but that’s another story) and the region’s buttery renown was lost to the years. Until now…
The Crickmore family have been farming the land at Fen Farm for three generations and love what they do to the point where some call them crazy! Jonny and Dulce believe they have rediscovered something that many have forgotten. That the very best food in the world is the simplest, straight from nature to your plate.
The family farm a herd of happy Montbeliarde cows, grazing the beautiful marshlands of the Waveney River Valley in Suffolk. With the milk they carefully make delicious raw cheese and raw cultured butter.