Origin of Stilton
Examples from the Web for stilton
Literary and munching circles in London are putting quite a lot of thought into a proposed memorial to Stilton cheese.
Mr. Stilton knew her well, and would let her have the keys at once if she said the house was taken.Mortomley's Estate, Vol. II (of 3)|Charlotte Elizabeth Lawson Cowan Riddell
It is put up in the same cylindrical form as Stilton, but smaller.
Stilton is an English soft, rich cheese of mild flavor, made from milk to which cream is usually added.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value|Harry Snyder
Today it is called "England's second-best cheese," second after Stilton, of course.
British Dictionary definitions for stilton
Word Origin for Stilton
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."