People often ask us for a Brie de Meaux – we don’t stock any and the reason for that is Baron Bigod. It is a brie-style soft cheese produced in Suffolk to a Brie de Meaux recipe and boy does it hold it’s own against some of the best Bries produced in France today so we thought we’d keep it as local as possible.
Produced by Fen Farm Dairy near Bungay in the Waveney River Valley. A farm passed through generations of the Crickmore family with Jonny and wife Dulcie currently running it. They hand-picked their herd of Montbeliarde cows from the French Jura. These cows don’t produce vast quantities of milk but what they do produce is protein rich, flavoursome and perfect for cheesemaking – some of the best French cheeses come from Montbeliarde such as Comte, Vacherin and Reblochon. They are grass-fed in Spring, Summer and Autumn and when they come inside in Winter are fed home-grown hay, haylage, grass and maize silage.
Creamy and rich with bundles of flavour, also very salty. This is smooth and buttery and just melts in your mouth.