Colston Bassett Stilton
Stilton was first recognised as a type of cheese at the beginning of the eighteenth century. It was given its name by the village of Stilton, just south of Peterborough on the Great North Road, where it was first made and traded. Having originally been made in the town of Stilton, protection by a certification trademark means that today the world-famous cheese can only be made in the three adjacent counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.
The perfect Colston Bassett Stilton displays a rich cream colour with blue veining spread throughout. The texture is smooth, dense and fudgy with a robust blue flavour balanced by salt and notes of sweet cultured cream. While Stilton is often enjoyed completely on its own, it makes a great match with traditional English style chutneys and melts gorgeously over a grilled burger or steak.