HRH The Princess Royal, visited Colston Bassett Dairy in Nottinghamshire on Thursday 9th May – to see Colston Bassett Stilton being made and to meet the people behind this historic British cheese.

When HRH The Princess Royal arrived, Billy Kevan presented a brief history of the Dairy and an overview of the business today. HRH The Princess Royal was then guided around the Dairy to see the cheesemaking taking place and then into the cheese maturing rooms. Billy Kevan outlined how the flavour profiles of the cheese developed during maturation to make the perfect Colston Bassett Stilton.

HRH The Princess Royal then kindly unveiled a plaque to commemorate her visit during the centenary year of Colston Bassett Dairy. Her visit was completed by being presented with a gift of some specially selected cheese to take home – both Colston Bassett Stilton and Shropshire Blue.

HRH The Princess Royal and Billy Kevan