In 2013 we were visited by Anna Hill from BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today. She was keen to discover what had prompted Jonny and Dulcie to travel to France in 2012 with a dream of bringing the Montbéliarde breed of cow back to the UK and making a French style brie in Suffolk. It just […]
On our dairy farm fields we are in the thick of silage and hay making, which will be used to feed the cows and young stock over the coming winter months. Finally, we have had a little rain over here in the dry east which has allowed some of the spring crops such as triticale […]
We join Deputy Head Cheesemaker Tom Livermore as he takes us through the cheesemaking process behind one of the UK’s most loved raw milk cheeses – Baron Bigod.
What’s new this month on our raw milk dairy farm? Greener burps! We’re taking part in a trial of a new garlic pellet cattle feed which aims to reduce the methane produced by cow burbs. Initial results from the research involving 10k cows across the UK, suggest that methane is reduced by around 30% with […]
Meet Jonny’s Dad, Graham. Graham has been farming in this part of The Waveney Valley since he was a small boy. We follow Graham on his rounds and see parts of the farm we haven’t visited before. The big question is, does a farmer ever really retire?
In episode 6 we meet Iona, our Customer Relations Manager. Iona is a great example of someone who connects the farm to our customers. She looks after our retail, wholesale and restaurant accounts, which makes her a very busy lady! As she says herself, “once you’ve tasted Baron Bigod, it sells itself”.
Join Stevan Peckett, Production Manager at Fen Farm Dairy. Stevan has to deal with staff shortages, unpredictable ordering patterns and the challenges of producing great quality, raw milk cheese. It’s February on our small farm in the Waveney Valley, the wind is cold but Spring is definitely in the air.
In the fourth episode we meet Molly Alexander. Molly works in the milking parlour and in the office, handling all sides of the business. We see the care and attention Molly pays to the herd. And we see the critical sense of humour needed when starting work at 4am even in the depths of winter.
Hazel and her team are responsible for the packing and despatch of all wholesale and website orders here at Fen Farm Dairy. It’s the build up to Christmas, the busiest time of the year. Hazel’s primary focus is on getting delicious cheese to people in time for Christmas Day.
In our second episode we spend the day with Marc King, our Head Cheesemaker. We see the skill and knowledge involved as well as the graft that goes into making Baron Bigod. We hear how Marc has had to learn fast in his rapid rise to Head Cheesemaker. And finally Autumn really takes hold as […]