Will visits influential cheese retailer Neal’s Yard Dairy in London, where cheese champion Randolph Hodgson explains how English traditional farmhouse country cheese was saved from extinction.
Hand Ladled Traditional Organic Stilton
All great cheese starts with good quality fresh milk, and it’s certainly no coincidence that the exceptional quality of this very special English Stilton begins with the use of Certified organic milk.
Traditionally produced for Will using hand ladled curds gently set with animal rennet, the surface of each young cheese is carefully “rubbed up” by hand the old-fashioned way. This encourages a natural crusty rind to form as the cheese matures in humidity-controlled cellars. After needling and ripening in the cellars for at least two months, each unique hand ladled Stilton is carefully selected for its deliciously moist creamy texture and salty blue syrupy finish.