Colston Bassett is one of the smallest dairies in the United Kingdom. They make their pasteurised cow's milk Stilton the traditional way using hand-ladled curd and animal rennet, not to be found at any other Stilton maker. Thus, the texture of Colston Bassett Stilton is more luscious, creamy and full-bodied. It has a close, creamy texture with pale, ivory paste that edges onto amber as it gets close to the rind and a homogeneous distribution of blue coloured veins. The wrinkly rind is slightly sticky, orange-brown in colour, speckled with patches of white mould.
: pasteurised cow's milk and animal rennet
: Flavour-wise, Colston Bassett Stilton is earthy and lactic, balanced by the richness of blue mould and butter. When young, it tends to be slightly tangy, but this will disappear as the cheese matures.
: price per 250g cut piece (£2.52 per 100g)
Colston Bassett Stilton
melting, smooth, creamy textured with flavours of grass and hints of mushroom.