Affineur of the Year: Meet The Maker & Competitors Live -18th May

Meet Fen Farm Dairy’s Jonny Crickmore on the third of our live webinars to Meet The Maker & Competitors. Jonny, award-winning cheesemaker of the fabulous Baron Bigod, will be joined by competitors to chat about the affinage tips and techniques they are using on his legendary soft, mould-ripened cheese for Affineur of the Year 2023.

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18th May 2023


6pm – 7pm BST



Meet the competitors of Affineur of the Year 2023 and Baron Bigod Cheesemaker, Jonny Crickmore.

Join us on the third of our live webinars to Meet The Maker & Competitors for your chance to listen to some of the biggest names in the cheese industry.  

At this round table event, we will have the pleasure of welcoming Fen Farm Dairy’s Jonny Crickmore. Jonny is a third generation farmer at Fen Farm Dairy, having worked on the farm helping his father from the age of four! He now runs, with wife Dulcie, this pioneering cheese and butter making business, where his legendary Brie-de-Meaux style cheese is made every day with the warm morning milk from their own herd of Montbeliarde cows. In the third week of April Jonny despatched 5 x 1KG Baron Bigods, all made from the same vat of milk, out to each of the competitors at the age of just a few days old.

Now is your chance to hear first-hand the techniques being used by the affineurs; what drove them to enter the competition and how they envisage their Baron Bigods will turn out after seven weeks in their maturing rooms.

Joining the panel will be Laura Bounds, from Curd & Cure, sponsors of this category, as she shares with us her reasons for sponsoring this event.

Baron Bigod

Join us, FOR FREE, on what is sure to be a lively conversation on the subtleties of affinage and what it’s like to take part in this unique experiment in cheese maturation.

Guest Line Up

Jonny Crickmore, Fen Farm Dairy
Category Sponsors
Stephen Fleming, George & Joseph
James Grant,
No2 Pound Street

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