Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Cheese of the Week: Colston Bassett Stilton

Name: Colston Bassett Stilton

Country: Britain

Milk: Cow

Description: This cheese is at its peak right now, as wheels produced in August have been aging for four months and are now being released. The cheese is creamy, rich and smooth with delicate veining and a tangy but not over-powering blue flavour.

Stilton has a history dating back to at least the 1700s in Britain. These days, it is made in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire at only seven dairies and is protected by a certified trademark. The name and method are strictly controlled by the Stilton Cheese Makers Association. This version is one of the best, made by hand in the village of Colston Bassett from the milk of five nearby farms.

Related Link: www.colstonbassettdairy.com

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