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Suffolk dairy farmers celebrate prestigious accolade for their raw milk cheese

PUBLISHED: 17:51 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:45 04 July 2018

Jonny Crickmore holding his Baron Bigod brie cheese at Fen Farm Dairy of Bungay Picture: KAT MAGER PHOTOGRAPHY

Jonny Crickmore holding his Baron Bigod brie cheese at Fen Farm Dairy of Bungay Picture: KAT MAGER PHOTOGRAPHY

Kat Mager Photography/Fen Farm Dairy

Suffolk cheesemakers are over the moon after scooping a prestigious industry accolade.

Jonathan and Dulcie Crickmore of Fen Farm Dairy at Flixton, with the James Aldridge Memorial Tropy award for their raw cheese Picture: FEN FARM DAIRYJonathan and Dulcie Crickmore of Fen Farm Dairy at Flixton, with the James Aldridge Memorial Tropy award for their raw cheese Picture: FEN FARM DAIRY

Baron Bigod brie makers Jonathan & Dulcie Crickmore, of Fen Farm Dairy Ltd, Bungay, were presented with the James Aldridge Memorial Award for the Best British Raw Milk Cheese after wowing judges with their farm-made product.

“This award is particularly meaningful for us as it is voted for and judged by other cheesemakers and mongers, so it is a great honour,” said Jonathan.

The annual award is presented at the Specialist Cheesemakers Association (SCA) farm visit, this year held at Westcombe Cheddar in Somerset. The trophy was originally presented to the SCA by HRH The Prince of Wales, the association’s patron. James Aldridge, a pioneer of artisan British cheese, was a passionate advocate of raw milk cheese, helping other cheese makers to work with raw milk.

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