Definition of Stilton in English:



  • A kind of strong rich cheese, often with blue veins, originally made at various places in Leicestershire, England.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


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