Our neighbours set us a challenge.... that they would be able to taste Long Clawson Stilton Cheese from all the other Stiltons from around this area.
We bought 4 Stiltons in total - Long Clawson, Cropwell Bishop, Colston Basset and Stichelton, then tasted them 'blind' without knowing which was which.
The 'reveal' showed us which cheese was which and it's place of origin. The four of us were divided down the middle, two in favour of Long Clawson and the other two in favour of Stichelton.
Stilton was first recognised as a type of cheese at the beginning of the 18th century. It was given its name by the village Stilton, south of Peterborough. Having originally being made in the town Stilton, protection by a certification trademark (PDO - Protected Designation of Origin) - means that today the world famous cheese can only be made in the three adjacent counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.