Stilton Half Baby
Usually only available at Christmas, these impressive cheeses are being specially hand-made in a limited edition to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Pre-order yours now, for delivery between 23rd May- 7th June 2022.
- FlavourHerby and rich
- Type of MilkCow
- Vegetarian RennetYes
- Weight TypeNet
Store & Serve
Individual cheeses will carry their own Best Before/Use By Date, we endeavour to give a minimum of 7 days from the date the order is despatched
- StorageKeep refrigerated.
- Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
- Recommended DrinkPaxton's Vintage Port
- IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk).
- Typical Valuesper 100g
- Energy kJ1698
- Energy kcal410
- Of which saturates23.0
- Of which sugars0.1
Paxton & Whitfield Ltd, 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE
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Finest English Artisan Stilton
Usually only available at Christmas, these impressive cheeses are being specially hand-made in a limited edition to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Pre-order yours now, for delivery between now and 7th June 2022.
A centrepiece of cheese full of fun, scoop out the heart from this ring of Stilton at the table and enjoy a truly theatrical cheese experience. Paxton & Whitfield Stilton is made in Nottinghamshire and is specially selected to meet our exacting flavour and texture profiles. Once ripened, our Stilton is matured for an additional twelve weeks for a creamier, more mellow flavour with a buttery richness that melts in the mouth.
As a rough guide, a Half Baby Stilton provides plenty of cheese for 10 servings and once opened, can be kept for 3-4 weeks providing it is wrapped well in wax paper or clingfilm.
The milk used to make our Stilton is a blend of morning and evening milk to which starter culture, rennet and blue mould culture is added. Once curds have formed, the whey is drained and the curds are hand ladled from the vat to the 'table' where they settle over night. The following day, the curds are milled, salted and transferred by hand into cylindrical moulds. After a week when the cheeses have started to develop, they are taken out of the moulds and the rind is smoothed down. They remain in the ripening room for a further 4 weeks before they are pierced with stainless steel needles to encourage air to reach the interior of the cheese to spread the growth of the characteristic blue veining.
A famous partner for port. The jammy, black fruit flavours of Paxton's Vintage port are the perfect foil for our stilton's cream and spice.
December 2021: "The baby Stilton was just the perfect size for our large family. It was creamy and utterly delicious! Went down a storm and was added to soups in mid January-still flavoursome. Will order for next year!"