Tuxford & Tebbutt
From humble beginnings as farmhouse cheese makers, the Tuxford & Tebbutt creamery was formed in 1780 in Melton Mowbray. Today, whilst the creamery has certainly kept pace with the times to satisfy demand, Tuxford & Tebbutt still makes its award winning cheeses from the same building in the same time honoured way.
Tuxford & Tebbutt is famed as one of only six creameries in the world permitted to make Blue Stilton – the ‘King of English Cheeses’. It’s a responsibility this close-knit team of passionate cheese makers takes very seriously.
The cheese is matured individually and graded and turned by hand. The result? A classic Stilton with rich, complex flavours and a piquant finish.
Peter Hughes, responsible for the quality of the creamery’s Stilton, is as excited by the challenge of crafting champion cheeses as the first day he began: “I’m still passionate after working at Tuxford & Tebbutt for 27 years to make the highest quality cheese we can.”
It’s this care and belief in tradition that makes this creamery’s cheeses so prized amongst cheese lovers and judges alike. Indeed, Tuxford & Tebbutt are frequent Gold medal winners in national and international cheese competitions. “It’s nice to have a trophy so that we can parade that with our team”, commented Peter with pride. “Customers enjoy us getting awards too and we like that competitive edge.”
Whilst Stilton accounts for the vast majority of their output, Tuxford & Tebbutt are also expert makers of two further champion cheeses – the fully bodied Blue Shropshire and mellow Leicester Gold.