Fen Farm Dairy, Jonny and Dulcie Crickmore
Jonny is the “force majeure” at Fen Farm Dairy. He has been working on the farm since the age of four, when he would sneak out of bed at 3am and follow his Dad to the cowshed to help with the morning jobs. Now there is a little less sneaking involved but no fewer early mornings and wild enthusiasm. Dulcie shelved her day job as a costume designer, to have their two kids and to take part in the marketing and business development at Fen Farm Dairy. Together, Jonny and Dulcie have diversified the original farm with the addition of a pioneering cheese and butter making business. Their focus is on making exceptional artisan products and helping other dairy farmers on their journey to diversification.
Baron Bigod is an exquisite Suffolk made, bloomy unpasteurised cows milk brie style cheese. It is a large 28cm diameter round cheese, made in the style of a good Brie de Meaux with the unique and delicate milky flavours of the Montbeliarde cows milk, combined with rich, earthy mushroom notes. The protein-rich milk is perfect for cheesemaking and may also be more easily digestible to some who have milk intolerances. In France, this much sought after milk from this traditional breed is used to produce some of the finest cheeses in the world, such as Comte and Vacherin Mont d’Or.
Hand-made, the family use only gravity-fed milk to protect the fragile fat globules in the milk during production, with no pumps at any stage. The curds are carefully hand-ladled into large round moulds, using traditional pelle-a-brie ladles, the young cheeses are hand salted and aged for up to 8 weeks in a humid cave-like environment to allow the flavours to develop. The cheese has a great depth of flavour and a lovely golden hue to the rich paste
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