Protected designation of origin.

Only six dairies, located in the three counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, are licensed to produce Blue Stilton – the King of English cheeses.

Both White Stilton and Blue Stilton are protected by a Certification Trade Mark and EU Protected Designation of Origin (PDO).

All six dairies are licensed to produce both Blue Stilton and White Stilton cheese. A seventh dairy, Shirevale, is licensed to make White Stilton only.

The licensed dairies are:

Colston Bassett Dairy

Cropwell Bishop

Hartington Creamery

Long Clawson Dairy

Tuxford & Tebbutt Creamery


Our own Hartington Creamery is the only Derbyshire based Stilton Producer and is the smallest producer of them all.

We believe we are the only creamery making three PDO cheeses, Stilton, Dovedale and Shropshire.