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.
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 – 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.
Join Siren Craft Brew and the Stilton Cheese Makers Association online on Wednesday 21st October at 7pm for an insightful pairing and tasting evening. You will receive a pack of 4 beers and 4 cheeses just before the event so you too can join in with the tasting and learn more about each beer and cheese and why their flavours go so well together.
The evening will be jointly hosted by Matt Lincoln from Siren Craft Brew and Kim Kettle, from the Stilton Cheese Makers Association and Long Clawson Dairy. They will use their expertise in their field to tell you a little more about each beer and cheese. This event is for all foodies and beer lovers, who want to expand their knowledge and have an evening of fun from the comfort of their own home.
Tickets are £25 per person which includes the four different cheeses and beers to taste. You will be sent a zoom link to join in with the evening of and entertainment, which lasts approximately 45mins to 1 hour.