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Stilton

Stilton

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 pasteurized cow's milk
  • Country of origin: England
  • Region: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire
  • Family: Blue
  • Type: semi-soft, blue-veined
  • Fat content: 35%
  • Texture: creamy, crumbly and smooth
  • Rind: natural
  • Colour: blue
  • Flavour: spicy, strong
  • Vegetarian: no
  • Producers: Long Clawson Dairy Limited

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Jan 13
The holiest of the holy... Our mac 'n' cheese: stilton blue, cheddar & gruyere. #TRIPLETHREAT pic.twitter.com/kymeS6ouSp
Jan 11
First round of cheese: Chaource, Livarot and Stilton pic.twitter.com/hOWmg9eWWg
Jan 11
Breakfast: German pancakes w/ bosch pears, blueberry Stilton cheese & local organic honey w/ bacon & black coffee. pic.twitter.com/xiDuTuBpm2
Jan 11
Mountains of leftover Xmas Stilton going into the @Nigella_Lawson soup the husband is currently making 😍 #cheese pic.twitter.com/jMilAIxW2w
Jan 08
TIL that Stilton cheese can't actually be made in the village of Stilton ift.tt/17mbF4g #todayilearned ... pic.twitter.com/j3AvCkSXya
Dec 30, 2014
We have 3 fabulous home -made today...quiche lorraine, roasted vegetable & goats cheese and pear, stilton & walnut x pic.twitter.com/de2Tc8basR
Dec 30, 2014
Like cheese?We've Cropwell Bishop Stilton,Vacherin,@SharphamWines cheese,Lincolnshire Poacher,Delice de Bourgogne... pic.twitter.com/VbL0UgP2OE
Dec 30, 2014
Salad of romaine, nashi, dried strawberries, toasted hazelnuts, & Stilton cheese. And frozen pizza, bc I am tiiiired. pic.twitter.com/YrMvwiwOVF
Dec 29, 2014
:D! Finally someone else who puts blue cheese on ‘other stuff’! MT @benfostermusic: I like Stilton I love JaffaCakes pic.twitter.com/VEW1PFvz2E
Dec 28, 2014
Homemade Mac n Cheese. Not the slimming version, jersey milk, Cheddar, Stilton, mozzarella and bacon. Happy days :-D pic.twitter.com/sJrosAO8Mh
Dec 26, 2014
We forgot our cheese date - don't worry, I didn't cheat on you, it's a bog standard Stilton, @sltsm_smith pic.twitter.com/aLDAt7PT81
Dec 26, 2014
Merry chrimbo @161Kirk :) tonight we have a boxing day cheese board for you! Brie, camembert, smoked and stilton! pic.twitter.com/prccAC4SCW
Dec 26, 2014
Wondering how to use up the leftover Christmas stilton? Try our Blue Cheese Bites #recipe bit.ly/1vlNozb pic.twitter.com/uHT6SF8spp
 
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