Welcome to Colston Bassett Dairy…
Colston Bassett Dairy is marking a great success in 2013 – not only has the dairy made outstanding cheese for one hundred years but the farming co-operative that was first established in 1913, is still in operation. It is a very special year in the history of Colston Bassett Dairy – the home of traditional Stilton cheese and Shropshire Blue cheese.
The Dairy started following the vision of a local doctor, Dr William Windley, in 1913 - and now today we are still making cheese in the traditional way using milk from local farms – all within 1.5 miles of our dairy in the Vale of Belvoir on the Nottinghamshire/ Leicestershire border. We produce Stilton and also our award-winning Shropshire Blue cheese. Both cheeses are produced by our highly skilled, dedicated and experienced team – using the recipe handed down by generations. Colston Bassett is enjoyed around the world by lovers of fine cheese.
Jason Hinds, Sales Director at Neal’s Yard Dairy, London; “With only four cheesemakers in the last one hundred years, Colston Bassett has maintained a tradition and quality of cheesemaking that is unparalleled in the Stilton world. It is the only Stilton that Neal’s Yard Dairy has carried for the last thirty three years, and is a favourite amongst our customers around the world, particularly in the USA and France.”