Making & Maturing your Christmas Stilton
Our cheesemakers started the process of making your Christmas Stilton in September. Our Stilton is made using the finest Peak District milk - a perfect blend of morning and evening milk. The first step is to add the Rennet and starter cultures to the milk, along with the blue mould spores. The cheese is then developed by hand for five days, until it’s moved to the ripening rooms.After five weeks, the cheese makers pierce the cheeses with stainless steel needles, to enable the classic blue mould to develop its classic veiny appearance. This piercing process is repeated a week later and our Stilton is left to mature for a further 12 weeks.
July 2020: "The selection of cheese and crackers was great went down really well for a Sunday tea with our homemade chutney. The Stilton was really tasty and we tasted some new cheeses we may not have otherwise tried”
June 2020: "I've tried a few different cheese delivery services in the past but came across Paxton and Whitfield while browsing for others. I have to say the service, the price and of course, the cheese itself is far better than I've had from anywhere else. The cheese is individually and professionally wrapped (others seem to vacuum pack), the delivery was excellent and the cheese is just fantastic. Particularly a huge fan of the Stilton and the Cave Aged Cheddar - a big round of applause for both of those! Beautiful cheese, perfectly delivered."
May 2020: "I have visited the shop in Jermyn St and the cheese sent by post was just as good and the standard superb. Their variety of cheeses is so different and I will be sending some of the stilton to friends at Christmas."
Apr 2020: “Excellent cheeses, reliably delivered in a box with insulation and a cold block so that they arrive in perfect condition. The Blue Stilton is a standout quality cheese if you favour the milder end of Stilton flavour.”
Mar 2020: "We had the Stilton at lunch at our Rugby club, everyone raved about it."
Mar 2020: "Paxton & Whitfield were most helpful with answering queries on their products. Delivery was as quoted. Our friend really appreciated his birthday cheese package, commenting the stilton was the best he'd tasted. Would recommend them and also order from them again."
Jan 2020: "The potted Stilton was delicious."
Jan 2020: "My gift of the excellent Stilton arrived swiftly and in perfect condition. It utterly delighting my British friend with its exquisite quality and superb flavor. Well done! --Julienne in the USA"