Iconic, Soft and Gooey!
Age: Up to 8 weeks
Country + Region: United Kingdom, Suffolk
Milk Type: Cow
Style Of Cheese: Soft ripened
Producer: Fen Farm Dairy
An innovative 3rd generation family farm, aiming to set the standard for dairy sustainability.
In a few short years, Fen Farm products have taken the UK food scene by storm. The Baron Bigod cheese has become a beloved menu staple of top chefs and is known to frequently grace the tables of Royalty. Their happy herd of Montbeliarde cows graze the fertile marshland of the Waveney River Valley and they’re making their nourishing milk into the finest dairy products.
How it's made
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 which 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. Baron Bigod is made by hand in small batches, very early in the morning so that they 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.