Milk Link is to increase Stilton production at its Tuxford & Tebbutt creamery in Melton Mowbray following the completion of a new cheese maturation store.

The move comes after the farmer-owned co-operative won contracts to supply extra Blue Stilton to Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer

Tuxford is one of just seven creameries producing Blue Stilton. The cheeses are made using local Midlands milk, matured individually and turned and graded by hand. “The new contracts demonstrate the confidence our customers have in our ability to supply finest-quality Blue Stilton all year round,” said general manager Richard Newell.