This historic cow’s milk cheese is a national icon for the motherland of
Mature Stilton Blue cheese has been aged for a minimum of three months. Once it has been aged, it offers an extra sharp flavor but still retains a semi-soft texture to its paste.
This is strictly a table cheese. Don’t dilute the magnificent flavor of this Mature Stilton by adding it to dishes. Instead, enjoy it at its best as part of a cheese platter with some crusty bread and fruits.
If you are looking for a wine pairing, opt for a port. Although this is the same pairing recommended for newer, unaged Stilton, it will result in an entirely different experience upon tasting.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.