The history of Stilton can be traced back to the early 18th century and although it is clear that the recipe used has changed quite dramatically over the years it remains one of the world’s best known and much loved cheeses.
Since 1996, Stilton has borne European Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status. This means that it can only be made in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, and producers have to follow traditional recipes that have been around for generations.
Although Stilton is great on its own, you’ll be amazed at how Stilton can take centre stage in many great meals; or even just add a Stilton twist! Take a look at our recipe pages for some inspiration.