Stilton Jar 500g
Rich & creamy premium blue Stilton crumbled into a collectable Limited Edition Paxton & Whitfield jar.
- 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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Our iconic Stilton jars are a perfect gift for cheese lovers. Our award-winning Stilton is crumbled into these collectable jars, and covered with a wax seal to ensure the quality of the product. When crumbled into a jar, the texture of the cheese is softer and creamier than you would expect from piece of Stilton cut from a whole cheese. Our current jars are dated until Februrary 2020 so that the cheese can be enjoyed well after Christmas.
There has always been a degree of uncertainty about the evolution of Stilton Cheese, but thanks to extensive research we now have a clearer knowledge of the origins and how Stilton Cheese evolved. 19th and 20th Century texts suggested that Stilton Cheese was never made in the village of Stilton and that it simply got its name because it was there that the cheese was first sold. This gave rise to many theories, including that concerning a lady by the name of Frances Pawlett, a renowned cheesemaker from Wymondham, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. It is said that in the 1740’s she supplied cheese to Cooper Thornhill, the landlord of the Bell Inn in the village of Stilton. These, we believe, were blue veined cheeses.
Historical evidence has also been researched which suggests that a cream cheese was being made and sold in and around the village of Stilton possibly in the late 17th Century and certainly in the early 18th Century. Either way, it is clear that Stilton Cheese as we know it today was developed in the Melton Mowbray area.Read More