The Long Clawson Dairy story began in 1911. One of our founding members, Thomas Hoe Stevenson, was running Mount Pleasant Farm near Melton Mowbray, alongside his two sisters who produced Stilton cheese in a room adjoining the main farmhouse. In order to ensure this special cheese would continue to be produced for generations to come, Thomas Hoe canvassed the opinion of local farmers for the development of a dairy. He soon had 11 partners, and the group purchased an old empty pub – The Royal Oak – in the village of Long Clawson. Long Clawson Dairy’s head office resides there to this day and we honour Thomas Hoe Stevenson by using his name for our premium brand. Long Clawson has remained a farming co-operative since its formation, helping to support local farms for over 100 years. Today, over 43 farms in the Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas supply us with 58 million litres of milk every year – ensuring future prosperity for years to come.
Long Clawson Dairy Today
Although best known for our Blue Stilton, we also produce a number of other delicious English cheeses and cheese products, such as Blue Shropshire, Rutland red and a range of sweet & savoury cheese blends. We take pride in crafting 100% British cheese, using century-old expertise alongside innovative techniques to make each one of our products truly unique.
For the complete low-down on all cheeses produced by the dairy today, follow this link.