Fen Farm Dairy
The Crickmore family have been farming the land at Fen Farm in the beautiful Waveney Valley for three generations, so they certainly know their stuff when it comes to dairy products! It’s no surprise that they have won a number of awards including the accolade of ‘Best Soft Cheese’ for their ‘Baron Bigod’ – a creamy, white bloomy-rind cheese handmade on the farm – at the recent Artisan Cheese Awards 2016 (at which Great Food Club founder Matt Wright was a judge).
The farm’s dairy produce comes from its own herd of Montbeliarde and Fresian Cows – using delicious raw cows’ milk to create Baron Bigod, plus its sought-after Bungay Raw Butter and Raw Cream, which each has its own distinctive flavour. If you visit the farm you can even fill a milk bottle straight from the milk vending machine located in the funky cow-print shed, where you can also witness the cheese and butter being made.
Fen Farm Dairy is definitely worth a visit to experience the pride the Crickmores take in nurturing happy cows and creating good quality dairy products. If a visit isn’t possible, all products can be ordered online and delivered straight to your doorstep.
By Rebecca Twiss, Suffolk editor