the Stilton


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


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.

Stilton Producers

Click on the buttons on the map to find out more about each of the dairies.

Colston Bassett Dairy Limited

Since 1913 Colston Bassett and District Dairy has been making the finest quality Blue Stilton, “King of Cheeses”. A highly skilled, dedicated and experienced team use the same time honoured recipe and methods used by generations to make this unique, award winning cheese, every day taking the milk from the same pastures and the same farms that founded the dairy as a co-operative in 1913.

Harby Lane,
Colston Bassett,
NG12 3FN

Tel: 01949 81322
Fax: 01949 81132

Cropwell Bishop Creamery

Cropwell Bishop Creamery is a small independent family run business with origins dating back to 1847. Based on the border of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire – two of the three counties where Stilton may be made – Cropwell Bishop Creamery has been completely modernized. Easier handling, improved hygiene and better maturing conditons have been combined with methods proven by time.

Somerset Creameries Ltd / Cropwell Bishop Creamery
Nottingham Road,
Cropwell Bishop,
NG12 3BQ

Tel: 01159 892350
Fax: 01159 899046

Hartington Creamery

Hartington Creamery
Pikehall Farm

Tel: 01335 390300

Long Clawson Dairy

Founded in 1911, Clawson is one of the oldest and most successful farmers’ co-operatives in the UK. Based in Leicestershire’s beautiful Vale of Belvoir, the company’s state-of-the-art cheesemaking plants benefit from a program of on-going innovation, investment in people and technology, hygiene control, training and efficiency. All are dedicated to bringing the best quality cheeses and specialities to a discerning public.

Long Clawson Dairy Limited,
Long Clawson,
Melton Mowbray,
LE14 4PJ

Tel: 01664 822332
Fax: 01664 823236

Tuxford & Tebbutt Creamery

Tuxford & Tebbutt Creamery, dating back to 1780, is located in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. The name originates from the two original owners, Mr Tuxford the Stilton man and Mr Tebbutt the pork pie man. Up until 1965, both cheese and pork pies were made on the same site. However, since 1966, Tuxford & Tebbutt has focused solely on cheesemaking. Employing over 80 staff, Tuxford & Tebbutt uses traditional cheese making skills and is one of only six creameries able to produce Stilton Cheese. Tuxford & Tebbutt is part of The Cheese Company a wholly owned subsidary of the UK dairy farmers’ co-operative Milk Link.

Tuxford & Tebbutt,
Thorpe End,
Melton Mowbray,
LE13 1RE

Tel: 01664 500555
Fax: 01664 500749

Shirevale (White Stilton)

Shirevale is a White Stilton producer based in the village  of Cropwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire.

Canalside Industrial Park, Kinoulton Rd, Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham NG12 3BE

Tel: 0115 989 9888