Stilton was first recognised as a type of cheese at the beginning of the eighteenth century. It was given its name by the village of Stilton, just south of Peterborough on the Great North Road, where it was first traded. Stilton now has protection by a certification trademark which means that today the world-famous cheese can only be made in the three adjacent counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Cropwell Bishop Stilton has a smooth creamy texture with a complex blue taste. Made with pasteurised milk and vegetarian rennet.