Travel Photo of the Day: Stilton Cheese

This cheese is a matter of national pride in England

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More than 1 million Stilton cheese wheels are made annually.

If forced to choose a classic English cheese, there’s a good chance that many folks would pick Stilton: a blue cheese only (officially) made in the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire in England.

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According to European Union law, in addition to being produced within these three counties, must be "made from locally produced milk that has been pasteurized before use, be made in a cylindrical shape, be allowed to age and form its own coat or crust, must never be pressed, and must have blue veins radiating from the center of the cheese."

In other words, Stilton isn’t considered to be just any other blue cheese. It’s an English culinary icon. 

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