Definition of Stilton in English:

Stilton

noun

trademark
  • [mass noun] A kind of strong rich cheese, often with blue veins, originally made at various places in Leicestershire.

    • ‘Deciding to go for a niche market and make a blue cheese, they tried to replicate the sort of cheeses that were then being imported into Ireland, such as Stilton or Danish blue.’
    • ‘More than 30 British foods have already been granted special status, including Cornish clotted cream and Stilton cheese.’
    • ‘The unidentifiable objects mouldering in the fridge were successively replaced by jars of pickled onions, Cheddar cheese and Stilton.’
    • ‘Cheddar comes from everywhere; Stilton from Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, and Wensleydale from, yes, Wensleydale.’
    • ‘Top with some anchovies and Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings, arrange some Stilton cheese around the dish and garnish with chervil.’

Origin

So named because it was formerly sold to travellers at a coaching inn in Stilton (now in Cambridgeshire).

Pronunciation:

Stilton

/ˈstɪlt(ə)n/