Colston Basset Stilton
England’s most famous blue cheese. Although Stilton hasn’t reached quite as many corners of the earth as the infamous Cheddar, it is one of Britain’s greatest cheesemaking traditions.
We are proud to offer what we find to be the best Stilton available, made by Colston Bassett & District Dairy and cared for by the London aging house Neal’s Yard Dairy. To bear the name Stilton, the cheese must be made under strict guidelines from pasteurized milk, although there are raw milk variants like the organic “Stichelton”. Colston Bassett Stilton is pierced later than many other Stiltons, allowing the cheese to mature and develop deeper flavors before the development of blue veins. This makes for a more complex overall cheese, with notes of fresh butter, ripe fruit, and a mossy forest. The texture is dense, creamy and easily crumbled. Outstanding with walnuts & Port, a British Christmas tradition that we can enjoy year-round!
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