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Blue Stilton PDO

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Blue Stilton PDO

Under its PDO, Britain’s most famous blue can only be made in three counties with just six producers currently in operation. It’s roots stretch back to at least the early 18th century and the village of Stilton in Cambridgeshire, when it was a hard, creamy cheese (which, according to Daniel Defoe, was served riddled with mites or maggots). But over time production concentrated in the Midlands and the cheese became the popular blue of today.

Eating Blue Stilton PDO at Christmas


Keep it classic with a rich and luscious port or try something new with a sweet velvety stout.  Add some pickled walnuts to make your Stilton sing!

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