Stilton is known as 'The King of English cheeses’. It has Protected Designation of Origin status, meaning it can only be made in the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Leicestershire to a specified recipe. The milk must come from the three counties and must be pasteurised before use. The cheese must be allowed to form its own crust, can only be made in a cylindrical shape, must never be pressed and must have the magical blue veins for which Stilton is famed radiating from the centre of the cheese.
This aromatic and bold blue is characterised by its typical blue veining with rich earthy flavours, buttery notes and a crumbly yet creamy texture.