Made for Drink teams up with Baron Bigod
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Made for Drink has collaborated with English Heritage to reimagine the classic cheese & onion crisp, combining its unique culinary approach with the Baron Bigod cheese.
Baron Bigod was quickly identified as the all-important fine cheese compatriot, a treasured food union that brought one of rural Suffolk’s most treasured foodie heroes into Made for Drink’s Thursday night fine snacking orbit. Baron Bigod is a proud squidgy cheese in the Brie-de-Meaux style, a small batch artisanal offering that uses only the freshest morning milk from its highly prized Montbeliarde herd, because ‘early hours’ milk is the perfect temperature for fine cheese production.
According to Made for Drink founder, Dan Featherstone, ‘Baron Bigod has become a regular Thursday night companion on the Featherstone cheeseboard, a newfound favourite among friends & family. Everyone in our fine snacking huddle adores this cheese’s deliciously distinct nutty rind and the fresh buttery yet earthy texture that comes complete with a discreet citrusy twang. When English Heritage challenged me to produce a cheese & onion crisp that celebrated England’s finest cheese wisdom, I knew precisely who to talk to!’
This perfect marriage of like-minded food heroes means that Made for Drink is aligned with a fine cheese luminary who will not only help Made for Drink press forwards within the Ontrade, indie wholesalers and discerning food halls ambitions but also grow their profile within the UK’s flourishing fine deli and cheese hall estates; establishments that once-upon-a-time might have been a tad sniffy about the rethinking of the ultimate cheese & onion treat.
‘When Dan from Made for Drinks got in touch with us, we were so pleased that they wanted to use our cheese to make crisps. We then got a sample back from Dan, which was the powder flavouring, before it was added to crisps – we were blown away! From that moment on we were all totally sold on the idea and can’t wait for you all to try them. They are a savoury, gourmet delight that combines the creamy and indulgent flavors of the cheese with the crispy, flavourful notes of caramelized onion, resulting in a rich and irresistibly fragrant treat.’ Iona – sales manager at Fen Farm Dairy.