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Stilton Semi‐hard, creamy white or blue‐veined English cheese made only in a very restricted area of the Vale of Belvoir in Leicestershire, England, but named after the village of Stilton, Huntingdonshire. Matured 3–4 months; for production of blue Stilton the cheese is pricked with stainless steel wires during ripening to encourage growth of the mould Penicillium roquefortii. A 30‐g portion is a rich source of vitamin B12, a source of protein and niacin, contains 11 g of fat and supplies 125 kcal (510 kJ).

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Stil·ton / ˈstiltn/ • n. trademark a kind of strong rich cheese, often with blue veins, originally made at various places in Leicestershire, England.

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Stilton rich cheese made in Leicestershire, so called from having been orig. sold to travellers at a coaching inn in Stilton, Cambridgeshire. XVIII.