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
Other English cheeses:
Appleby's Double Gloucester, Barber's 1833, Bermondsey Hard Pressed, Blue Wensleydale , Buffalo, Cheddar, Cheshire, Cornish Kern, Coverdale, Crumbly Lancashire , ... show all ... , Denhany Dorset Drum, Double Gloucester, Double Worcester, Duddleswell, Gloucester, Gospel Green, Hereford Hop, Herriot Farmhouse, Huntsman, Keens Cheddar, Lincolnshire Poacher, Marble Cheddar, Marbled Cheeses, Mature Wensleydale, Menallack Farmhouse, Millstone, Muddlewell, Seriously Strong Cheddar, Spenwood, Sraffordshire Organic, Tasty Lancashire, Tyning, Wellesley , Wellington, Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar
Abbot’s Gold, Applewood, Colston Bassett Stilton, Coquetdale, Cornish Kern, Cornish Wild Garlic Yarg, Cotherstone, Cotswold, Curworthy, Derby, ... show all ... , Devon Blue, Devon Garland, Friesla, Huntsman, Keltic Gold, Malvern, Montgomery's Cheddar, Old Ford, Red Windsor, Sage Derby, Sharpham Rustic, Sharpham Rustic Chive & Garlic, Sharpham Savour, Ticklemore
Burwash Rose, Capra Nouveau, Cardo , Chorlton Blue Cheshire, Cornish Blue, Cornish Crumbly, Cornish Smuggler, Cropwell Bishop Blue Stilton, Exmoor Blue, Harbourne Blue, ... show all ... , Innes Brick, Kirkham's Lancashire, Loddiswell Avondale, Marbled Cheeses, May Hill Green, Miss Muffet, Ogleshield, Oxford Blue, Ringwell, Stichelton, Trelawny, Waterloo, Wigmore
Baron Bigod, Bartlett, Bath Blue, Bath Cheese, Beenleigh Blue, Blacksticks Blue, Bosworth, Buxton Blue, Capricorn Somerset Goats Cheese, Cornish Brie, ... show all ... , Cornish Pepper, Cote Hill Blue, Cremet , Delamere Goats Cheese Logs, Dorstone, Doublet, Dumpling, Emlett, Finn, Flower Marie, Golden Cross, Innes Log, Little Rydings, Old Burford, Ragstone, Sharpham, Sharpham Elmhirst, Shepherd's Crook, Somerset Brie, Stawley, St Jude, Sussex Slipcote, Tunworth, Tymsboro, Yorkshire Blue
fresh soft cheeses:
Cerney Pyramid, Childwickbury, Creamy Lancashire, Olde York, Perroche, Sleightlett, Vulscombe, Windrush Cheeses