Where can I buy Stilton in the UK?
Blue Stilton, White Stilton and White Stilton blends (eg with cranberries, or apricots or ginger) are available in most good supermarkets and specialist cheese shops throughout the UK including the following:
In many stores, Blue Stilton will be available in both pre-packs and from the deli counter where you can try before you buy.
In buying Stilton, it is important to recognise that the taste and texture of Blue Stilton will vary depending primarily on its age and to a lesser extent on the time of year or the named dairy.
Young Stilton can be slightly bitter, very crumbly and have a sharp or acidic taste. As it matures – in as little as a further 2 weeks - so the texture becomes creamy or butter like, and the cheese develops a more rounded, less aggressive, mellow flavour. If you try before you buy from the deli counter you stand a better chance of getting the type of Stilton you prefer.
White Stilton is made in the same way as blue Stilton except that the blue mould is not added to the vat at the making stage and the cheese will be sold at about 3 weeks of age. White Stilton has a fresh, milky flavour with a beautiful creamy background. Ideal with fruit or crumbled onto salads or melted onto toast.
White Stilton blended with sweet or savoury ingredients has become increasingly popular – for some it is an ideal snack for others the perfect end to a meal, combining both the cheese and dessert course in one. Variants currently available include:
White Stilton with Apricot
White Stilton with Cranberries
White Stilton with Ginger
White Stilton with Mango and Ginger
White Stilton with Lemon
How to Label Stilton Cheese
If you are designing new labels for pre-packed cheese the following guidelines explain the legal requirements and gives various suggestions on what to put on the pack so that you help your customers make more informed choices.
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