Winter Blues

Our next 2 hour Blue Cheesemaking Workshop (The Monday Blues) is on Monday the 17th July!  Did you know that Autumn and Winter are the perfect time for making your homemade blue cheeses?

One of our favourite homemade blue cheese recipes is based on the English Stilton, here’s a fun facts about what makes stilton, stilton.


Stilton was first made around 1720, and sold at the Bell Inn in Stilton, Huntingdonshire. The cheese owes its name and reputation to the village Stilton and it takes its name from the village, but is not actually made there.

Stilton Cheese cannot legally be made in the Village of Stilton.

  • Both White Stilton and Blue Stilton are protected by their own Certification Trade Mark and EU Protected Desination of Origin (PDO).
  • Stilton may only be made in the counties of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire from local milk.  Only 6 dairies are  licensed  to produce Stilton  (Colston Bassett Dairy, Cropwell Bishop, Long Clawson Dairy, Quenby Hall, Tuxford & Tebbutt Creamery, Websters).
  • Over 1 million Stilton cheeses are made each year (thats a LOT of cheese!)
  • Stilton  is regularly nicknamed “The King of English Cheeses”.

In our deli we regularly stock both the Colston Bassett Dairy and Long Clawson Dairy stilton.