Colston Bassett Blue Stilton is an intensely rich and creamy 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 preserves its structure which results in a luscious, creamy texture when the cheese matures.
Colston Bassett Dairy is the home of traditional Stilton and Shropshire Blue cheeses. 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 we continue to make our cheese in the traditional way. We use milk from local farms – all within 1.5 miles of the dairy in the Vale of Belvoir.
Both cheeses are created by a highly skilled and dedicated team of experienced staff . We 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.
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 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, with a third gold being awarded to Shropshire Blue.