Colston Bassett Stilton has been produced by the same dairy cooperative, with cows pasturing on the same land, for 100 years as of April 21, 2013! Known as the “King of Cheeses,” this Stilton is The Best. Salty, super rich, and sharp, with a fudge-like texture that melts on your tongue.
The history of Stilton can be traced back to the early 18th century and although the recipe used has dramatically changed over the years it is hands down one of the world’s best known and most loved cheeses.
Stilton’s unique flavor makes it perfect for special events and holiday gatherings but also for perking up everyday recipes and snacks. With its slightly open texture and creamy background it melts and crumbles easily and is one of the few cheeses that freezes well. Pair with a bid red or full white wine.
How Stilton is Made
Quintessentially English, Stilton has its own Certification Trade Mark and is an EU Protected Food Name. It can only be produced in the three Counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire and must be made from locally produced milk that has been pasteurised before use. Heavy standards ensure that it can only be made in a cylindrical shape, it must be allowed to form its own coat or crust, it must never be pressed and it must have the magical blue veins radiating from the center of the cheese