Baron Bigod Brie

Rich and creamy.

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  • Unpasteurised
  • Cows' Milk

Aged to perfect ripeness in The Courtyard Dairy’s maturing rooms, Baron Bigod is Britain’s first unpasteurised Brie to be made on the farm in traditional large (3kg) wheels, and ladled by hand.  The French are jealous…

1.4 Kg – Half Baron Bigod Brie
2.8 Kg – Whole Baron Bigod Brie

Made by Jonathan and Dulcie Crickmore in Bungay, Suffolk, England.


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 (3 kg) unpasteurised Brie (similar to Brie de Meaux) they started to develop Baron Bigod.  This involved purchasing a herd of French cows (Montbeliarde) to provide the rich milk needed to complement their newly acquired cheese-making skills.  Baron Bigod is one to watch out for as it progresses – the first batches came available only in January 2013.

Baron Bigod (pronounce 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 a good French-style Brie available in his home town!”

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.

Customer reviews

  1. Iain
    5

    glorious – baron bigod is amazing – good to know that when we become an impoverished isolated post-brexit UK and the French refuse to export cheese to us we won’t need zer feelthee brie fromage – our English version is much better – really delicious and superb texture. Yum yum yum yum yum!!!!!

  2. Anna
    5

    Such a delicious creamy cheese that can give any French Brie a run for its money. Have ordered this cheese many times and it never fails to disappoint.

  3. Sonia
    5

    I bought a piece of Baron Bigod brie from the Bury St Edmund’s Farmers’ Market last Sunday. I was worried about buying such a big piece for two of us and wasting half of it – why did I worry? It was SO GOOD we ate the whole piece in one go! The most delicious cheese we have eaten.

  4. Chris
    5

    I bought some Baron Bigod in Lincoln. It was delicious. Like Sonia ours didn’t last long and was consumed it one sitting. I will definately be back for more.

  5. helenca
    5

    Fabulous brie – and delivered in such perfect condition it all disappeared in a couple of days!

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