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Kitchen Dictionary: Stilton

Pronounced: STIHL-tn

Known as the king of English cheeses, Stilton takes its name from a village just south of Peterborough. Stilton is made from whole cow's milk and ripened 4-6 months, during which it is skewered numerous times to promote the growth of pencillium roqueforti mold. This creates a pale yellow interior with blue-green veins. The texture is rich and creamy, but slightly crumbly. The flavor has a mellow cheddarlike quality with the pungency of blue cheese. There is also a young white Stilton that is marketed before the colored veins develop. It has a mild, slightly sour flavor. Stilton can only be made in the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Leicestershire to a specified recipe. It makes an excellent dessert cheese and is traditionally served with Port.

Ethnicity: English Ingredient

Season: available year-round

Matches well with: port, sweet dessert wines

More Stilton Recipes
Popular Stilton Recipes
British Open Top Steak, Ale and Stilton Pub Style Pies
Broccoli and Stilton Soup
Rabbit in Stilton-Mustard Sauce

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup, crumbled, not packed
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 476
Calories from Fat 349 (73%)
Total Fat 38.8g 59%
Saturated Fat 25.2g 126%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 101mg 33%
Sodium 1883mg 78%
Potassium 345mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 3.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 28.9g 57%

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