The Colston Bassett Dairy of Nottinghamshire was built in 1913 specifically to make Stilton Cheese. At the time, Blue Stilton was a local specialty made in farmhouses in the Nottinghamshire area. Colston Bassett is largely responsible for giving Stilton the international fame and notoriety it enjoys today. Their Stilton is known for its smooth, creamy, complex flavor, crumbly yet somewhat pliant texture, and beautiful pale yellow appearance offset by striking blue veins throughout. Colston Bassett is the most sought after and respected brand of Stilton in the world and is viewed by many as an original English masterpiece.