We are delighted to show you more about what it is that makes our Blue Stilton and Shropshire Blue cheeses special. The village of Colston Bassett lies near the Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire border, in an area known as the Vale of Belvoir. Many villages in this area had small Stilton dairies in the nineteenth century, most of which have now disappeared.
For almost a century, Colston Bassett and District Dairy has been making the finest quality Blue Stilton, "King of Cheeses."
A highly skilled, dedicated and experienced team use the same time honoured recipe and methods used by generations to make this unique, award winning cheese. Every day we take local pasturised whole cows milk from the same pastures and the same farms that founded the dairy as a co-operative in 1913. Colston Bassett, a rural village in the heart of the English coutryside, has become famous to lovers of fine cheese worldwide.
HRH The Princess Royal, visited Colston Bassett Dairy in Nottinghamshire on Thursday 9th May – to see Colston Bassett Stilton being made and to meet the people behind this historic British cheese. When HRH The Princess Royal arrived, Billy Kevan presented a brief history of the Dairy and an overview of the business today. HRH [...]
Colston Bassett’s 100th anniversary celebrations began on Sunday 21st April with a thanksgiving church service in the village. The service was by invitation only and guests included Colston Bassett villagers, Dairy shareholders, workers and managers – past and present. Bill Handbury, a Dairy Committee member, provided a summary of the one hundred year history of [...]
Paninis, baguettes, rolls, wraps and good old fashioned sliced bread……Colston Bassett Dairy is asking you to share your favourite Stilton sandwich filling to celebrate National Sandwich Week – 12th to 19th May 2013. The most irresistible and original recipes will be shortlisted and four lucky winners will be chosen – winning a piece of Colston Bassett Stilton [...]