Colston Bassett Stilton


Type: Blue
Milk: Pasteurised cow's milk
Rennet: Vegetable
Location: Nottinghamshire, England

Colston Bassett District Dairy make the most traditional Stilton in the UK. They remain the only creamery not to mechanise, hand-ladling their curd from the vat to the draining trolleys where it acidifies overnight.

This means they can use less rennet and that's essential for the melt-in-the-mouth creaminess of the matured cheese. Since the creamery was set up in the 1930s, there've been only 5 head cheesemakers - currently Billy Kevan - one reason for their continuity with traditional techniques. Their Stilton is savoury, creamy and cooling, with delicate blue veins.

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Douglas Irons
Excellent service

Arrived on time, really well wrapped and in perfect condition. This is the second time I have dealt with them and it won't be the last. Cannot fault them in any way.

Christina Pamplin

Great cheese, great service.

Darren Long
Cheese tastic

Fantastic flavour will buy more

Great cheese great service

Ordered for Christmas cheese board

Good selection and excellent cheese

Kevin Phillips
An absolute cracker!

The Colton Bassett was absolutely superb. It’s our favourite cheese, but this one was the best of the bunch. Flavourful, moist, creamy, with fantastic texture. Quite delish! We ordered five cheeses in total. All were great and the customer service really excellent - big shout out to Tom. Many thanks.