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
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.