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Stichelton, English Blue Cheese

Stichelton is an English blue cheese that can be likened to a raw milk Stilton. In fact, it follows the same recipe that was used to make Stilton until producers began using pasteurized milk after a food poisoning outbreak in 1989. Stichelton is made from a smalll amount of rennet and the unpasteurized milk of Friesian-Holstein cows that graze on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire. The cheese sets for five days at the dairy and is aged for six weeks before being sent to the Neal’s Yard drying rooms under the railroad tracks in Bermondsey for another six weeks. The result is a cheese that is deeper, richer, and more concentrated than its cousin Stilton with nutty, toasty, and caramel notes. I buy Stichelton at Neal’s Yard Dairy in London’s Borough market and it is available online for UK customers here. It is also sold at selected stores in the US.

2016-01-09T14:08:44+00:00 September 14th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Daily Food Photo, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, London|8 Comments


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  2. MegRhi September 14, 2010 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    Things I love: stilton, stichelton, Neal’s Yard Dairy, and Katie Parla!

  3. Katie September 14, 2010 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    Love you too!!!

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    Blue cheese = massive sex appeal

    Caramel noted blue cheese poured over beef is making me sweat bullets over here Katie.

  5. Sarah May September 15, 2010 at 10:20 am - Reply

    ugh…too bad dairy=hospitalization for me. If only I could find a non dairy blue cheese to drink with my sauternes.

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