Cheese of the Day: March 19 – English Stilton – Marcella, the Cheesemonger ACS CCP
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Cheese of the Day: March 19 – English Stilton

If you’ve got the Sunday Blues, then the Facebook Cheese Study Group has your cure: Today’s Cheese of the Day is English Stilton, PDO presented by ACS CCP® Sheri Allen:


It’s Blue Sunday! The best kind of Blue though. I’m here in beautiful Central Point Oregon eating some fantastic blues during the Oregon Cheese Guild Festival and I encourage you to make the trek next year!

Today I have chosen the King of English Blues! I’ll be posting some links (working from a phone). Here’s some tasty tidbits about Stilton-

 

~ Only produced in the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire.
~ Milk must be pasteurized
~Cylindrical Shape with a Natural Rind
~ Never be pressed (need nooks and crannies to allow for the “magical blue veins” that radiate from the center of the cheese).

http://www.stiltoncheese.co.uk

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stilton_cheese

http://www.cheese.com/stilton/

http://www.cheese.com/stilton/

https://www.finecheese.co.uk/our-cheeses/encyclo-cheese-ia/stilton-cheese.html

Fun fact: Stilton cheese cannot be sold in the town of Stilton, for which it is named, because the town is not located in the PDO-mandated area. The Town of Stilton has applied to the EU for an exception to allow the cheese be made in their town legally.

Another fun fact: Stichelton, the raw milk version’s story can be read here.

THIS JUST IN: THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF SO MANY IN OUR CHEESE COMMUNITY, OUR FIRST ACS CCP EXAM® HAS BEEN FULLY FUNDED!!

Our Facebook Cheese Study Group is raising funds to send worthy ACS CCP exam® candidates and ACS CCPs® who want to attend the 2017 ACS Conference in Denver, Cheese With Altitude. You can apply for a scholarship by clicking hereand you can contribute to the scholarship fund by clicking here. All monies raised (withe the exception of the fees charged by GoFundMe) go to the winners of the scholarship. everyone involved in the scholarship efforts is donating their time and receiving NO fees or monetary compensation… just the feeling of helping those who need our help. Complete rules and information can be found here. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2017!!

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