Clemency Hall Colston Bassett Blue Stilton

Clemency Hall Colston Bassett Blue Stilton

£6.75

One of the last independent Stilton makers, unrivalled in the world. Colston deliver a mellow flavour with melt in the mouth texture and no sharp acidic taste.

Rumour has it blue cheese was accidently created by a drunk cheese maker leaving a hunk of bread where he was maturing his cheese, and the mould changed the cheese into a blue cheese…

Nowadays, blue cheeses are spiked with stainless steel rods to allow oxygen into the cheese encouraging the mould to grow. The depth of the blue vein and the flavour will change hugely depending on how long the cheese is allowed to mature. A soft blue such as the Isle of Wight Blue Cheese is sold at 4-5 weeks whereas the king of the traditional English blue cheeses, Stilton, is released at around 9 weeks but may be matured for considerably longer. We are proud to stock Colston Bassett.