The dairy segment of our picnic selection has been provided by Fen Farm Dairy, who in just a few short years have taken the UK food scene by storm. The dairy’s signature Baron Bigod cheese has become a beloved menu staple of top chefs and is known to frequently grace the tables of royalty.
Baron Bigod is the only traditional raw milk Brie-de-Meaux style cheese produced in the UK and one of only a handful of its type in the world. Beneath the nutty, mushroomy rind, the cheese has a smooth, silky golden breakdown, which will often ooze out over a delicate, fresh and citrussy centre.
The Bungay Raw Butter is made by hand on the farm in the traditional way. Using still-warm milk from Montbeliarde cows, these ancient breeds are hand-picked from small farms in the Jura region of France. They only give a small amount of milk, but it is rich and high in protein, producing beautifully creamy and complex flavours. A true farmhouse butter.
Fen Farms’ traditionally made Icelandic Skyr yoghurts are a perfect way to cool off on a hot day, layered using four varieties of artisan fruit compotes; natural, gooseberry and elderflower, blackcurrant and redcurrant, and rhubarb and vanilla.
Fen Farms’ offers a true and edible account of England’s “terroir” from a special part of Suffolk, nestled in the elbow of the Waveney River Valley.
Jordan – Editorial Assistant: “The raw milk products were bursting with flavours, from the sour skyr mixed with sweet fruit to the creamy raw butter. King of the dairy selection was the Baron Bigod Brie, soft and rich with a delicate flavour.