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FOCUS ON: Colston Bassett Stilton

photo of blue cheese

Colston Bassett is celebrating its 100 year anniversary and the methods that were used in 1913 are similar to those used today – hand-ladled, hand cut and skilfully matured. The cheese is made using the milk from their co-operative farmer members, all of whom are within 1.5 miles of the dairy. To get a look inside the dairy is not something all will have the opportunity to do, but to celebrate 100 years of cheese making Colston Bassett produced a great little video that gives a little insight into the dairy – click here to watch it on Vimeo

And finally… to top off a busy year of centenary celebrations the Nottinghamshire-based cheesemaker was visited by HRH The Princess Royal back in May where she unveiled a plaque to commemorate her visit.

The cheese has a smooth and soft buttery texture, with just the right amount of bluing for a cheese of its age.The flavors are well balanced with great acidity and savory-sweetness. Superb cheeses for the start of the season.

Source: Neal’s Yard Dairy