Colston Bassett Dairy has been the home of traditional Stilton and Shropshire Blue cheeses for over 100 years. They continue to produce their cheese in the traditional way, using milk from local farms – all within 1.5 miles of the dairy on the Nottinghamshire/ Leicestershire border.

‘With only four cheesemakers in the last one hundred years, Colston Bassett has maintained a tradition and quality of cheesemaking that is unparalleled in the Stilton world. It is the only Stilton that Neal’s Yard Dairy has carried for the last thirty three years.’ – Jason Hinds of Neal’s Yard Dairy in London

Colston Bassett Stilton awards…

In 2018, for the fourth time in five years, Colston Bassett Stilton is named one of the top three Best British Cheese Brands in the Guild of Fine Food’s prestigious ‘Best Brands’ survey – Received multiple star success with their cheeses at the 2018 Great Taste Awards – Won best PDO/PGI Cheese at the 2018 Royal Bath & West Show in Somerset.

Parmesan Reggiano

We are also featuring our Parmesan Reggiano  that was cut from our very own wheel. 36 Month AOC . We got this amazing wheel for a great price, and are happy to pass on the savings to our customers. Come on in and grab yourself a hunk!

Ste-Maure de Touraine

We are excited to offer this raw goat milk cheese that has been produced in the Loire Valley of France for centuries. Its traditional log shape, grey, natural, edible rind and slight acidity make this little beauty a stunner on a cheese plate.


Named after a town in central France, Valençay is shaped like a pyramid with a flat top. Originally, the shape was a pointed pyramid to celebrate France’s Egyptian campaign. When the campaign went sour, it is said Napoleon was so enraged by the sight of the little pyramid that he lopped its top off.

Valançay is fantastic when simply spread on a cracker or on bread. It is also a great cooking cheese. Crumble it over a salad, baked potato, or place in an omelette. Pairs well with Chardonnay, Champagne, Sauvignon Blanc or Chablis.

Many beautiful cheeses may be found in our coolers that will be crowd pleasers and conversation pieces on your cheese platter. Let us offer our advice on how you may create your own cheese tray for the holidays.

We would also be thrilled to create a beautiful cheese tray for your next holiday event ourselves. Just call 905-885-9250 or stop by. 24 hours notice is appreciated.

From all of us in the Cheese Department, we wish you all the best this holiday season as you prepare to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.


Holiday Reminders

Turkey Orders and more…

Order Turkeys ($3.99 lb), Capons, Ham, Gravy, Stuffing and Cranberries no later than Wednesday, December 19th. You may pick up as early as Friday, December 21st.

Call 905-885-9250 or stop by to order.

Holiday Hours

Open Christmas Eve until 3:00p.m.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Closed Mondays beginning in January until Easter

We look forward to seeing you in the coming days and wish you all the best as you prepare for the holidays.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts