Baron Bigod Brie is an exquisite Suffolk made, bloomy unpasteurised 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 raw milk 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!