Baron Bigod Brie is an exquisite Suffolk-made, bloomy pasteurised cows milk brie-style cheese. It is a large, 28cm diameter round cheese, made in the style of a good Brie de Meaux with the unique and delicate milky flavours of the Montbeliarde cows’ milk, combined with rich, earthy mushroom notes. The protein-rich milk is perfect for cheesemaking and may also be more easily digestible to some who have milk intolerances. In France, this much sought-after milk from this traditional breed is used to produce some of the finest cheeses in the world, such as Comte and Vacherin Mont d’Or.
Baron Bigod Brie is hand-made by Jonny & Dulcie Cricklemore, who are an innovative 3rd generation family farm, aiming to set the standard for dairy sustainability. The family, based in BuNgay in Suffolk, use only gravity-fed milk to protect the fragile fat globules in the milk during production, with no pumps at any stage. The curds are carefully hand-ladled into large round moulds, using traditional Pelle-a-brie ladles, the young cheeses are hand salted and aged for up to eight weeks in a humid cave-like environment to allow the flavours to develop.
Baron Bigod is the only traditional Brie-de-Meaux style cheese produced in the UK and one of only a handful of its type in the world to be made by the farmer on the farm. Beneath the nutty, mushroomy rind, Baron Bigod has a smooth, silky golden breakdown that will often ooze out over a delicate, fresh and citrussy centre. You will find long-lasting flavours of warm earth, farmyard and mushrooms, with occasional notes of citrus and truffle. The cheese has a great depth of flavour and a lovely golden hue to the rich paste. One of our best-selling soft cheeses.
Please note all cheeses are hand-cut, therefore the weights listed are approximate. We work very hard to cut them as accurately as we can!