If you're choosing a blue Stilton, you want to pick the very best you can. Cropwell Bishop Creamery produces more award winning stilton than anyone else, using organic cows' milk and methods that haven't really changed since the 17th century. Beautifully smooth, butteryand mellow with a delicate spiciness, this is the English king of cheeses. Even the French admire it.
PDO rules mean that Stilton can only be made in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire – not in Stilton itself, which is in Cambridgeshire. People are still arguing about the origins of the cheese, which was mentioned by Daniel Defoe in 1724.
What with? Port is Stilton's best friend and Christmas without them would be quite unthinkable. It also goes very well with full bodied reds like our Chateau des cedres, walnuts, pears and even honey. Stilton livens up a lot of dishes too like broccoli soup or mushroom risotto and it is especially yummy melted on a steak.