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About Stilton cheese
Stilton cheese has a beautiful bluish tint to it, crumbly texture, and strong flavor. Known by the moniker “the King of English cheeses,” it is well known throughout the world for its quality and taste. The blue varieties have a marbled look to them, and it is a softer cheese that separates into distinctive crumbles. There are other varieties that are not blue, which makes it a versatile cheese that has something that everyone will enjoy.
The selection of Stilton cheese via Instacart features Stilton varieties of all sizes. From the classic Stilton blue cheese to white varieties and others, sample our selection today. Try delicious raspberry, blueberry, cranberry, apricot, or other sweet fruit varieties that perfectly complement the salty cheese. Taste the delightful mixture of Stilton with other cheeses, or buy a wedge on its own. As you can see, there are also many mixtures as this type of cheese pairs very well with fruit and herbs.
This type of cheese is the most popular kind in the United Kingdom, and more than one million pounds of it is exported every year. Another name for it is “English parmesan” because of its notoriety and ubiquity. It is the only English cheese to have a certification and trademark.
It is granted the status of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). This means that only three counties in England, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire, can make and sell Stilton. Other requirements for it to be considered Stilton cheese are that it must be made with local pasteurized milk. Its shape also must be cylindrical. It forms its own crust, and it is never pressed.
Stilton cheese is an English cheese that was first made in the 18th century. The story behind Stilton is more than 200 years old. Its recipe originated in the Midlands English town of Stilton, which is in Cambridgeshire— not one of the counties allowed to make the cheese. Stagecoach drivers between London and the Northern part of England bought it from the landlord at the Bell Inn.
Types of Stilton cheese include:
- Blue: The blue variety of Stilton cheese has Penicillium Roqueforti to help create its distinct flavor and color. Only six creameries in the world are allowed to make blue Stilton cheese, so finding this variety is special. The cheese is made in open vats with pasteurized milk. It will mature in about 10 weeks.
- White: The white variety does not have the Penicillium culture added to it. It is sold at around five weeks.
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