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[stil-tn] /ˈstɪl tn/
a rich, waxy, white cheese, veined with mold: made principally in England.
Also called Stilton cheese.
Origin of Stilton
First recorded in 1730-40; after Stilton, England, where it was first sold Unabridged
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trademark either of two rich cheeses made from whole milk, blue-veined (blue Stilton) or white (white Stilton), both very strong in flavour
Word Origin
C18: named after Stilton, Cambridgeshire, where it was originally sold
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Word Origin and History for Stilton

1736, cheese made famous by a coaching inn at Stilton (then Hunts., now Cambs.) on the Great North Road from London, the owner being from Belvoir, Leicestershire, where it was made. Since 1969 restricted to cheese made in Leicester, Derby, and Nottingham counties by members of the Stilton Cheese Makers Association. The place name is in Domesday Book as Stichiltone and probably means literally "farmstead or village at a stile or steep ascent."

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