When you bring home your STILTON
  1. Always, always refrigerate Stilton cheese until ready for use
  2. When ready to serve, take Stilton out and with the wrapping on, but loosened, bring the cheese to room temperature (70F or 20C) for best flavor.
  3. If you are the proud recipient of several pounds of Stilton, it may be best to slice it into 6 ounce pieces and wrap individually with several layers of clear film.
  4. Stilton will keep in the crisper of your refrigerator for about 4 weeks if you check it occasionally and replace the wrap to avoid any collected moisture or browned rind.
  5. If you believe it will be longer than 4 weeks before you might enjoy your Stilton, you can freeze it.
  6. Freezing is acceptable with a few rules attached. Take your cling film segments and wrap them with another layer of aluminum foil. These parcels may be kept in the freeze for 6 to 10 weeks.
  7. When you defrost Stilton, place it in the refrigerator for a 24 hour period. Defrosting inside rather than on the kitchen counter can prevent moisture loss and thereby retain some of the creaminess that makes Stilton so unique.
  8. Stilton can be used for cheeseboards, cooking, and snacking just click to Stilton Recipes for more ideas.

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