This is one of the best British cheeses, worthy of a sonnet. It is a quintessential English cheese, suitable not only for celebrations, but also to perk up everyday dishes. It is the only British cheese to have a Certification Trade Mark and an EU Protected Name.
The Stilton cheese can only be produced in the three counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. The cheese is made from locally produced cow's pasteurised milk. It is made in a cylindrical shape and allowed to form its own coat or crust. The distinctive feature of this cheese is magical blue veins radiating from the centre of the cheese.
Traditionally, this cheese has been paired with sherry and port wine. It is also a good choice to go with walnuts, crackers, biscuits and breads.
- Made from cow's milk
- Country of origin: England
- Region: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire
- Type: semi-soft, blue-veined
- Fat content: 35%
- Texture: creamy, crumbly and smooth
- Rind: natural
- Color: blue
Other English cheeses:
Blue Wensleydale , Buffalo, Cheddar, Cheshire, Coverdale, Denhany Dorset Drum, Double Gloucester, Double Worcester, Duddleswell, Gloucester, ... show all ... , Gospel Green, Hereford Hop, Herriot Farmhouse, Huntsman, Lincolnshire Poacher, Marble Cheddar, Marbled Cheeses, Mature Wensleydale, Menallack Farmhouse, Seriously Strong Cheddar, Spenwood, Sraffordshire Organic, Tyning, Wellington, Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar
Abbot’s Gold, Applewood, Coquetdale, Cotherstone, Cotswold, Curworthy, Derby, Devon Blue, Devon Garland, Friesla, Huntsman, Montgomery's Cheddar, Red Windsor, Sage Derby
Burwash Rose, Chorlton Blue Cheshire, Exmoor Blue, Harbourne Blue, Loddiswell Avondale, Marbled Cheeses, May Hill Green, Oxford Blue, Stichelton, Waterloo, Wigmore
Bath Cheese, Beenleigh Blue, Blacksticks Blue, Bosworth, Buxton Blue, Capricorn Somerset Goats Cheese, Cerney, Cornish Brie, Cornish Pepper, Emlett, Finn, Flower Marie, Golden Cross, Little Rydings, Sharpam, Somerset Brie, Sussex Slipcote, Tymsboro, Yorkshire Blue
fresh soft cheeses:
Creamy Lancashire, Olde York, Vulscombe