Leicestershire, Stilton and Stichelton
Hardback 160pp Illustrated
9781859837368   Product Code: 76553
Controversy still rages over whether Stilton was ever actually made in Stilton, but there can be no doubt that the 'king of English cheeses' owes its widespread popularity to the Huntingdonshire town's position on the Great North Road - now the A1 - which afforded ready access to the London market. In charting the development of the distinctive blue-veined cheeses of the East Midlands, this absorbing book offers nothing less than a social history of England in microcosm.