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Village of Stilton BANNED from making cheese which bears its name…officials refuse to bend EU rules
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:59 EST, 22 October 2013 | Mia De Graaf

Posted on 10/22/2013 9:31:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The village of Stilton has been banned from making its namesake cheese after EU officials ruled it originated in another part of England.

Under European law, the renowned blue cheese can only be produced in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Controversy arose when the Bells Inn in Stilton, Cambridgeshire, announced it wished to name their own blue-veined cheese after the village—rather than “Bells Blue”, which they have been forced to do.

However, in a landmark decision that the pub has branded unfair, an application submitted by the Original Cheese Company to amend the EU Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) ruling has been rejected. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: bellsblue; bellsinn; cambridgeshire; cheese; cheesemaking; derbyshire; europeanunion; eussr; leicestershire; nato; nottinghamshire; stilton; uk

1 posted on 10/22/2013 9:31:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Cant be much of a cheese shop without Stilton, now can it.


2 posted on 10/22/2013 9:38:19 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Olog-hai

What about a nice slice of Stilton Grommit?


3 posted on 10/22/2013 9:38:22 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Olog-hai; mikrofon; martin_fierro

"Ah. Stilton?"

"Sorry."


4 posted on 10/22/2013 9:41:19 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Stiltoned dialogue.)
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To: Olog-hai; mikrofon; martin_fierro

"White Stilton?"

"No."


5 posted on 10/22/2013 9:44:26 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Stiltoned dialogue.)
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To: Delta 21
All hail Neal's Yard Dairy

Best Stilton on Earth. To be savored with a slice of hot apple pie and a glass of tawny port.

6 posted on 10/22/2013 9:48:44 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Olog-hai; mikrofon; martin_fierro

"It's not much of a cheese shop really, is it?"

"Finest in the district, sir."

"And what leads you to that conclusion?"

"Well, it's so clean."

"Well, it's certainly uncontaminated by cheese."


7 posted on 10/22/2013 9:51:27 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Stiltoned dialogue.)
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To: Delta 21

Hey, cheese is serious business.
Tread lightly.


8 posted on 10/22/2013 10:19:31 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

I like cheese.


9 posted on 10/22/2013 11:46:05 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: BykrBayb

Me too. I don’t drink much calcium anymore, I nibble it...


10 posted on 10/23/2013 12:06:00 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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This isn’t really some new malfeasance that the EU cooked up.

Protection of Designations of Origin date back at least to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Intellectual Property of 1883. (All major nations were party to that from the beginning.)

Of course one wonders why the town Stilton is not part of that particular Designation of Origin.


11 posted on 10/23/2013 3:32:38 AM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Moltke

And, of course, no one in that town is banned from making that particular cheese as the article claims. They just have to use a different trademark.

Just as anyone can make a sparkling wine, but cannot call it Champagne unless it’s from that region. (Or Cognac, or Parmesan, or...)


12 posted on 10/23/2013 3:35:53 AM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I miss good humor.


13 posted on 10/23/2013 5:16:25 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Olog-hai

More Collectivist horse sh*t.


14 posted on 10/23/2013 8:02:11 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Note: this topic was posted 10/23/2013. The solution to this is marketing it as Bell's Blue (they've been required to do this), but in large print, on an angle, "Product of Stilton, Cambridgeshire, UK". Thanks Olog-hai.
15 posted on 04/06/2014 11:18:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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