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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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