Stilton Cheese Cheese
Stilton cheese was originally found in the town of Mobray, England on a small farm or so the legend tells us. Stilton Cheese has a distinctive aroma, flavor and color. When first discovered, it was a type of blue cheese that had curious blue veins running through it. Cutting into cheese and allowing air to enter into it is what creates the blue veins. It is produced in only three counties in England: Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and the name "Stilton" can only be applied to this type of cheese produced only in these three counties.
Stilton is made in the traditional cylinder shape, is unpressed and has a crust or "coat". These are the characteristics that prove it is authentic. Stilton Cheese is made from unpasteurized cow's milk. It has a strong flavor similar to that of other blue cheeses and yet has a velvety texture on the tongue. Cheese lovers know Stilton by the strong aroma it gives off which is a combination of aged cheese and a full dairy sensation. The white color tends not to be quite as bright as other blue cheeses and has many more blue veins than Roquefort or Scandinavian blue cheeses.
Stilton cheese is lovely with pears and other fruits as well as the complimentary crudités vegetables like raw broccoli or cauliflower florets, carrot sticks and celery. Stilton is often referred to as a stinky cheese because it is noticeably more aromatic than other cheeses. It is the delight of cheese lovers.