The following information is taken from http://www.stiltoncheese.com
Eighteenth century travellers encountering their first taste of Stilton™ cheese must have spread the word of its remarkable, mouth-pleasing flavour. Today,
nearly 300 years later, Stilton is still made exclusively in the counties of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire from local milk.
Only six dairies, using the original centuries-old recipe, are licensed to produce the creamy ivory-hued king of cheeses. So esteemed is Stilton’s unique
flavour and texture, it is the only British cheese graced with its own certification trademark.
Lighter than Gorgonzola, richer than Danish blue and more intense than UK blues, Britain’s Historic Blue is causing a revolution in the kitchen. Its meltable,
full-rounded qualities enliven salads and hors d’oeuvres, soups and sauces, as well as meat, vegetable and fruit dishes.
More than a cheese, Stilton is prized as the authentic flavour of an earlier time – a taste of history that continues to make news.
Why am I waxing lyrical about cheese I hear you ask! Especially at this time of day. Stilton is something you certainly wouldn’t eat for breakfast! I don’t even particularly like it myself but feel very strongly about a news snippet I heard on the radio this morning.
Apparently the European Parliament, or was it the House of Lords? are trying to enforce Stilton producers to use less salt in the production of the cheese to make it healthier. If less salt is used, it will not be preserved in the same way and the flavour will change.
My point is this. For goodness sake! Where will all these nanny state attitudes end? Stilton is not a healthy product but it is a fine traditional cheese enjoyed by many people in the UK and abroad. We are all adults and should have the right to choose to eat it, in its current form, or not. If we want to be healthy, we DO NOT EAT STILTON. Surely these politicians have got something more important to worry about such as world peace, world poverty or global warming?