- a rich, waxy, white cheese, veined with mold: made principally in England.
Origin of Stilton
Examples from the Web for stilton
Then he galloped forward to the cavalry, and a last word with Stilton.The Brigade Commander
J. W. Deforest
The village of Stilton is one of the sleepiest and most rural type.In Unfamiliar England
Thomas Dowler Murphy
A boy to be sending over out of Germany into England for Stilton cheese!Camilla
It was passed in 1663, and authorised a toll-gate at Stilton, among other places.
But Stilton cheese is not, nor ever was, made at Stilton, or anywhere near it.
- 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 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."