Shropshire Blue from Colston Bassett delivers a mellow flavour with melt in the mouth texture. It is recognisable due to its distinctive orange body, with blue veins spread throughout. The natural rind is a deep orange brown shade. The cheese is slightly milder in flavour than Stilton and delicately sweet. Like Stilton, the cheese has a creamy taste.
Colston Bassett Dairy is the home of traditional Stilton and Shropshire Blue cheeses. The dairy has been making outstanding cheese for over one hundred years. The farming co-operative which was first established in 1913, is still in operation today. The Dairy developed from the vision of a local doctor, Dr William Windley – and it continues to make cheeses in the traditional way, using milk from local farms – all within 1.5 miles of the dairy in the Vale of Belvoir.