[ stil-tn ]

  1. a rich, waxy, white cheese, veined with mold: made principally in England.

Origin of Stilton

First recorded in 1730–40; after Stilton, England, where it was first sold
  • Also called Stilton cheese .

Words Nearby Stilton Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Stilton in a sentence

  • Thus the butter and the curd remain intermixed, and the rich cheese of Stilton is the result.

    Domestic Animals | Richard L. Allen
  • The Stilton that we get here, clouted in tin-foil, is monstrous poor stuff, hardly better than our American sort.

  • Had the railway touched here, things would have worn a very different aspect at Stilton to-day.

  • He brought cold fowl and a salad, and produced a bit of Stilton of unmistakable authenticity.

    The House of a Thousand Candles | Meredith Nicholson
  • Stilton, to a small degree at least, has followed the English to the many lands they inhabit.

    The Book of Cheese | Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk

British Dictionary definitions for Stilton


/ (ˈstɪltən) /

  1. trademark either of two rich cheeses made from whole milk, blue-veined (blue Stilton) or white (white Stilton), both very strong in flavour

Origin of Stilton

C18: named after Stilton, Cambridgeshire, where it was originally sold

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