15/03/12 -

The Countdown Begins…One month to go until National Stilton Week

As many of you hard-core Stilton fans will know, we are launching the first ever National Stilton Week this year from 15-21st April 2012. And with just one month to go, we thought we'd let you know our exciting plans for the week so far...


Celebrating the best of British Blue, this week-long event will be taking place across the country, with restaurants, chefs and retailers getting involved and pledging their support.


Stilton is such a versatile ingredient, so much so that everyone loves it for different reasons. So, we're urging Stilton lovers far and wide to tell us why Stilton makes them tick: Its creamy texture? Its strong yet alluring taste? Whatever the reason for pining for our favourite British Blue, we'd love to hear it!


What’s more, we have created a series of delicious new recipes especially for the event, which are available on our recipe page, including:


        Stilton, Red Pepper and Asparagus Flan with Poppy Seed Pastry

        Stilton and Char-grilled Veg Open Focaccia

        Chicory, Pear, Stilton and Pomegranate Salad

        Stilton, Celery and Spring Onion Pate

        Warm Stilton and Watercress Muffins

        Pork & Stilton Burgers


We’re also asking restaurants and chefs to share their own cheesy concoctions - from Two Fat Ladies Star, Clarissa Dixon Wright’s classic Stilton and Onion Soup, to the more unusual honey-cured bacon, Stilton and chocolate sandwich from master chocolatier, Paul A Young’s new book, Adventures with Chocolate.


Artisan Baker and Great British Bake Off star, Paul Hollywood, has also pledged his support by sharing his favourite recipes, whilst Blur Star turned Cheesemaker, Alex James, has provided a quote on why he "wouldn't swap Stilton for all the fine wine in France".


Jamie Oliver’s new Union Jacks restaurant is also getting involved in National Stilton Week and has shared its delicious Stilton Flatbread recipe. Customer tastings at Harrods and Fortnum and Masons are also taking place during the week so make sure you pop along.


Are you a Stilton lover?  Then whatever you do this April, make sure you get involved in National Stilton Week from 15th-21st April.


For further information and updates visit the National Stilton Week Website at: or follow us on Twitter on or Facebook


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