Colston Bassett Dairy is this week celebrating double two-star successes at the Great Taste Awards, for the cheese maker’s Stilton and Shropshire Blue cheeses.  Made in the traditional way, using milk from local farms, these latest accolades reiterate the outstanding quality of these multi-award winning British cheeses.

Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, winning at the Great Taste Awards is important to producers who care about the quality of their produce.  The stars differentiate their foods from others on the counter, providing consumers with a great taste guarantee.  More than 500 judges working in small teams, blind tasted over 12,000 products before awarding the best with this acknowledged benchmark.

Melt in the mouth perfection

Colston Bassett Stilton “A creamy, clean, well balanced Stilton – rich with a classic Stilton integrity.”

Colston Bassett Shropshire Blue “This is a fine looking cheese – we were happy to sit looking at it for a while! The flavour opened well with a rich creamy burst of flavour. We enjoyed the balance of the cream, salt and blue tang.”

Enjoyed by lovers of fine cheese

Throughout its 104 year history, Colston Bassett Dairy has maintained traditional cheesemaking methods – to ensure exceptional quality and consistency is achieved.

Billy Kevan, Dairy Manager at Colston Bassett Dairy, comments: “Prestigious accolades such as Great Taste stars, which we have been picking up year after year, endorse the world famous reputation of our cheeses.  As we head towards Christmas, quality Stilton in particular is an essential for a festive cheeseboard.  If you’re going to be celebrating with fine cheese, then choose an award-winner from Colston Bassett.”