Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Stilton: campaigning to defend historic connection with Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire

My previous blog article was on the importance, and success, of the food industry and heritage in the East Midlands.

We have a food movement with a strong history and we should be proud of it, celebrating produce  from across the region. I will always support our region's food industry and heritage.

Today we hear that a consultation will be held on a challenge to the European Protected Designation of Origin of Stilton cheese, which can only be produced in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

The European Commission Protected Designation of Origin for Stilton cheese was secured by the Stilton Cheesemakers' Association in 1996.

A challenge has been made to extend this protection to include the village of Stilton in Cambridgeshire.

I will be supporting efforts and campaigning to maintain the historic connection and recognition of Stilton with the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. 

Campaigning to defend Stilton's historic connection
with Derbyshire,  Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire.

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