Stilton campaigners meet ‘big cheeses’ in name row

Thanks to Westminster and the E.U., Stilton from Stilton can’t be Stilton.

Campaigners who want blue cheese made in the Cambridgeshire village of Stilton to be officially called Stilton are taking their fight to Westminster.

Resident Richard Landy is seeking to overturn a Defra decision refusing to recognise the cheese as Stilton.

Under EU law, Stilton can only be produced in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, where it is thought the cheese originated.

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“We just want the right to produce the cheese in Stilton. It’s the only protected food name product in the whole of Europe that can’t be produced in the place it’s named after.”

Mr Vara said: “I believe that the historic village of Stilton should be able to manufacture the world famous cheese of its namesake in the village itself.

Fricking bureaucrats and Eurocrats…

2 thoughts on “Stilton campaigners meet ‘big cheeses’ in name row

    • SONNET TO A STILTON CHEESE

      Stilton, thou shouldst be living at this hour
      And so thou art. Nor losest grace thereby;
      England has need of thee, and so have I–
      She is a Fen. Far as the eye can scour,
      League after grassy league from Lincoln tower
      To Stilton in the fields, she is a Fen.
      Yet this high cheese, by choice of fenland men,
      Like a tall green volcano rose in power.

      Plain living and long drinking are no more,
      And pure religion reading ‘Household Words‘,
      And sturdy manhood sitting still all day
      Shrink, like this cheese that crumbles to its core;
      While my digestion, like the House of Lords,
      The heaviest burdens on herself doth lay.

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