Baked Baron Bigod – cheese-maker Jonathan Crickmore’s recipe

baked-baron-bigod-brie-recipeCheese-makers Jonathan & Dulcie Crickmore of Fen Farm Dairy have a favourite way to cook their Baron Bigod Brie, “it may sound a bit Christmasy but we love it all year round”.


Ingredients (for four people)
A big chunk of Baron Bigod Brie cheese (250gms aprrox)
Crushed fresh garlic cloves (one or more, depending on how garlicky you like it!)
A good slosh of white wine
A handful of dried cranberries
Crackers, breads and crudités to dunk
Make a “bowl” shape from tin foil and place the cheese inside.
Throw the other ingredients over the top artistically and close the top of the tin foil bowl so that it covers the contents completely.
Place the whole parcel on a baking tray to catch any drips and bake in a medium oven until the cheese is gooey and melted enough for dunking.
 The baking time will vary depending on the size of your piece of cheese.  (Approx 10mins for 250gms cheese).
Remove from the oven and get dunking!
This recipe is one in a collection of recipes gleaned by The Courtyard Dairy from the cheese-makers themselves, detailing how they love to make amazing dishes with the odds and ends of cheese!  View more cheese-maker’s recipes here.
Andy and Kathy’s comment
A brilliant way of cooking soft cheese – great as a sharing starter.

Click here to buy Baron Bigod Brie cheese online via mail order by The Courtyard Dairy.


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