Colston Bassett Stilton (100g)
As we are constantly changing our cheese selection this cheese may need to be pre-ordered
While Stilton is one of Britain’s best known cheeses, it is only made by six producers. Of these, the co-operative in the village of Colston Bassett is one of the smallest and takes its milk from five farms located within in one and a half miles of the dairy, some of whom are shareholders in the business.
Their Stilton is traditionally made using time honoured techniques, and also made using animal rennet rather than the vegetable rennet that is commonly used in most other Stilton’s. The curd is hand-ladled before draining; this treats the curd gently and preserves its structure.
Colston Basset Stilton has a creamy full bodied texture and complex long lasting flavour that is strong, without being sharp or overpowering. Mellow, fruity, deep and savoury flavours dominate.