Stilton

 

This is one of the best British cheeses, worthy of a sonnet. It is a quintessential English cheese, suitable not only for celebrations, but also to perk up everyday dishes.

Stilton has a beautiful interior, streaked like marble, and the texture is crumbly and almost soft - relatively delicate compared to its stout and bold flavours. Intense and rich, the taste is complex, opening with creamy and nutty specks, followed by a salty finish that sticks to your palate.