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Hand-ladled and made to a traditional Stilton recipe but with unpasteurised milk to make an outstanding blue cheese. Stichelton is creamy and nutty with a rich yet gentle blue note.
Yet in 2006 Joe Schneider set-up on Collingthwaite Farm (on the Wellbeck Estate) to try and recreate an unpasteurised Stilton made on the farm.  Overcoming many obstacles, what he eventually produced, being made from unpasteurised milk, was not allowed to be called Stilton.  So he named it Stichelton.

In producing Stichelton, Joe has created an outstanding British classic.  One of only a few unpasteurised blue cheeses made on a farm, Stichelton is made slowly, with a gentle acidification of the milk and traditional hand-ladling to drain the curd (most is done by machine which treats the curd in a rougher fashion).  It is then rubbed up and allowed to form its classic glossy, ruby-red coat.  Piercing late (about 10-12 weeks) and ageing slowly produces an immensely complex cheese that is not aggressively blue.  Stichelton is toasty, nutty and sweet with a creamy light texture and gentle blue note.

This product will have two weeks shelf life from the date of delivery.

Delivery Details

FREE DELIVERY OVER £55, otherwise £5.95




Shipping Facts

Orders are dispatched Monday to Thursday. However, due to courier capacity dispatch may be within 2 days of placing your order.


Minimum Order Details

There is a minimum order of £25.

Additional Delivery Facts

Unfortunately we are unable to send goods to the following postcodes: AB31-56, BT1-94, FK17-21, GY1-10, HS1-9,IM1-9, IV1-63, JE1-5, KA27-28, KW0-17, PA20-78, PH15-50, TR21-25, ZE1-3.

Customer Services
01729 823291

Opening Times

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Returns Policy

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The Courtyard Dairy

Award wining purveyors of world cheeses, their extensive range have been aged to perfection, then hand-cut at the shop. You might occasionally find the same cheese available elsewhere, but we doubt they will taste as good – cheeses matured by The Courtyard Dairy taste simply amazing


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