Colston Bassett Blue Stilton is an intensely rich and creamy vegetarian Stilton, with a deep and complex, residual flavour. It comes from one of the smallest Stilton dairies in England. The curd is hand ladled before draining, which treats the curd more gently and consequently preserves its structure which results in a luscious, creamy texture when the cheese matures.
Serving Colston Bassett
Blue Stilton is often eaten with celery or pears. It is also commonly added as a flavouring to vegetable soup, most notably to the cream of celery or broccoli. Alternatively, it is eaten with various crackers, biscuits and bread. It can also be used to make a blue cheese sauce to be served drizzled over a steak or can be crumbled over a salad. Traditionally, barley wine or port is paired with Blue Stilton, but it also goes well with sweet sherry or Madeira wine.
Colston Bassett Stilton History
Colston Bassett Dairy is the home of traditional Stilton cheese. Their dairy has been making outstanding cheese for over one hundred years. The farming co-operative which was first established in 1913, is still in operation today. The Dairy developed from the vision of a local doctor, Dr William Windley – and they continue to make our cheese in the traditional way. They use milk from local farms – all within 1.5 miles of the dairy in the Vale of Belvoir.
The cheese is created by a highly skilled and dedicated team of experienced staff. They use recipes that have been handed down the generations. Renowned for its consistently excellent flavour, Colston Bassett is enjoyed by lovers of fine cheese all over the world.
Award-Winning Blue Stilton
2020 started positively when Colston Bassett Stilton was named as one of the top three Best British Cheese Brands in the Guild of Fine Food’s ‘Best Brands’ survey.
Colston Bassett Blue Stilton triumphed once again, with multiple star success at the 2019 Great Taste Awards. Stilton took home one Great Taste stars. It was also the seventh consecutive year that they’ve collected stars – proof that their hard work pays off!
Adding to the success, Colston Bassett Stilton won Best PDO / PGI Cheese at the 2018 Royal Bath & West Show in Somerset. Our Whole Blue Stilton took home two golds.