The hotel in Stilton was a coaching Inn on the A1 and where the cheese was put on coaches to be distributed around the country - hence the nameIt's true. It can't
But then it wasn't. It was named because it was popularised in the hotel I believe
Twas my understanding as well. Very fond of some Colston BassettThe hotel in Stilton was a coaching Inn on the A1 and where the cheese was put on coaches to be distributed around the country - hence the name
Stilton can only come from a small number of cheesemakers supplied by certain dairy farms close to Melton Mowbray (of pork Pie fame) - the main Stilton Creameries are: Long Clawson, Colston Bassett plus Tuxford & Tebbit
The best in my opinion is Colston Bassett, it's the creamiest.
Useless facts I know but I grew up in the area
Yeah, sadly. Particularly soft cheeses. Had some brought back from Normandy some years ago in mid November. By Christmas it was demanding a seat at the table and nicking my best scotch....I brought a shed load of French cheeses back from Belgium and now it's all gone off! Got far too much! Does cheese go off? Suppose it must......