Baron Bigod v French Brie
While the politicians wrangle over the finer details of Brexit, we at Barbury Hill have been consumed with a more pressing issue in the British/EU relationship… specifically, cheese. Never let it be said that we don’t have our finger on the pulse of current affairs; this is one newsworthy scoop we just couldn’t wait to share.
While Britain boasts Cheddar, Lincolnshire Poacher and Stilton, if pressed we’re sure most of us would pick France as the producer of the best Brie. But it seems there’s competition from this side of the Channel. Baron Bigod, produced by Fen Farm Dairy and stocked by Barbury Hill, has recently received glowing praise in the media for its ‘fantastic aroma’, with the Daily Mail even going so far as to describe it as ‘phenomenal’ and rate it higher than a French Brie.
We may be biased but we couldn’t agree more. This exceptionally rich, meltingly creamy Brie-de-Mieux style cheese is decadent and seriously indulgent, though its earthy aromas ground it in the grassy pastures and marshlands of Suffolk’s Waveney Valley. Handmade to a traditional French recipe, using milk from grass-fed Montbeliarde cows, it lays claim to being the only raw milk Brie-de-Mieux style cheese produced in the UK. For Barbury Hill, Baron Bigod truly is the ‘Best of British’ and we’re delighted to stock it alongside the equally moreish St Cera, St Jude, Truffled Baron and Bungay Butter.
So while French Brie will always have a place in our hearts and our stomachs, when the best British produce is this brie-lliant (sorry, we couldn’t resist one cheesy pun!), why look beyond our own shores?
by Dan Smith, Barbury Hill Founder
Dan founded Barbury Hill and he is the man behind our mission to shine a light on the best of British food and drink. He loves wine, cider and small batch cheese. And every producer on Barbury Hill.