Price: $14.99 /8 oz.
Unit Size: 8 oz.
Cheese Type: Blue
Cheese Texture: Semi-Soft
Cheese Milk: Cow
Description: Colston Bassett Stilton is said to be the finest Stilton available in the world!
One of the world's premier blue cheeses! A true gem with some porter and a crusty bread.Morillo
If you are looking for a true English Stilton, this is your prize. This cheese is made at Colston Basset's dairy in Nottinghamshire, a dairy that was started and still remains as a farmer's co-operative solely for the making of Stilton cheese. The Colston Basset dairy prides itself on keeping its manufacturing process as close to the old ways as possible, hand ladling the curds to create the handmade product. There are only 6 dairies licensed by the EU with a protected Designation of Origin to make the true Stilton product, and Colston Basset has been doing it for over 85 years. After the cheese is formed and aged for 4-6 weeks, it is pierced around its circumference to catalyze the growth of the Penicillium Roquefortii (blue mold) which has thus far been dormant, so that the Stilton's blue veins can form throughout the cheese.
This pasteurized cow's milk blue cheese, sourced to us by our friends at Neal's Yard, is the real thing: bold flavors of chocolate, toffee, grass, heavy cream, and dried fruit meet a creamy-yet-crumbly texture that melts in the mouth. It is perfectly presented as a dessert cheese alongside a glass of port or a deep, dark stout. This Stilton is among the finest you can find in the world today.
Chocolate Stout, Porter