Skip to comments.Village of Stilton BANNED from making cheese which bears its name…officials refuse to bend EU rules
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 villagerather 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.
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Cant be much of a cheese shop without Stilton, now can it.
What about a nice slice of Stilton Grommit?
Best Stilton on Earth. To be savored with a slice of hot apple pie and a glass of tawny port.
"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."
Hey, cheese is serious business.
I like cheese.
Me too. I don’t drink much calcium anymore, I nibble it...
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.
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...)
I miss good humor.
More Collectivist horse sh*t.