stilton cheese


a rich, waxy, white cheese, veined with mold: made principally in England.
Also called Stilton cheese.

1730–40; after Stilton, England, where it was first sold Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
Stilton (ˈstɪltən)
trademark either of two rich cheeses made from whole milk, blue-veined (blue Stilton) or white (white Stilton), both very strong in flavour
[C18: named after Stilton, Cambridgeshire, where it was originally sold]

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Word Origin & History

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 lit. "farmstead or village at a stile or steep ascent."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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