Truffled Baron Bigod Brie
Rich and creamy.
- Cows' Milk
Can you improve on the creamy, rich, heady Baron Bigod? Well if you’re feeling indulgent – why not stuff it full of truffles?!
This special truffled version is made using the finest in-season truffles, which are diced, chopped and mixed with Mascarpone made on the farm. This rich, creamy truffle mixture is then spread through the centre of the Brie and left to infuse for the flavours to marry and intensify.
More about this
Makers of Baron Bigod, Jonathan and Dulcie Crickmore have been dairy farmers all their lives at Fen Farm Dairy in Suffolk. Falling milk prices prompted them to diversify into cheese-making. Seeing a gap in the market for a large (3kg) unpasteurised Brie (similar to Brie de Meaux) they started to develop Baron Bigod. This involved purchasing a herd of French cows (Montbeliarde breed) to provide the rich milk needed to complement their newly-acquired cheese-making skills. The first batches came available in January 2013.
Baron Bigod (pronounced By-god) was the Earl of Norfolk in the 12th-century and owned the land on which Fen Farm now stands. By building a castle in Bungay (which overlooks Fen Farm), however, he annoyed the king (Stephen) and was punished by being sent off to fight in Syria.
Baron Bigod originated from Normandy (coming to Britain during the Norman invasion), which is where bloomy-rinded cheeses, such as Camembert and Brie, are best known. Jonathan likes to think “If Baron Bigod were alive today he would be very pleased to know there is good French-style Brie available in his home town!”
Ingredients: milk, truffle, mascarpone, salt, cheese cultures and rennet.
This product will have two weeks’ shelf life from the date of delivery. Conveniently, at checkout you can choose a delivery date even well in the future if you would like your cheese delivering for a specific event.