Stil·​ton ˈstil-tᵊn How to pronounce Stilton (audio)
: a blue-veined cheese with wrinkled rind made of whole cows' milk enriched with cream

Examples of Stilton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ruby Port, whether LBV or Vintage, goes great with pungent cheese such as Stilton or Époisses. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 10 Dec. 2023 Some blue cheeses to consider include Gorgonzola, Roquefort, and Stilton. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Sep. 2023 Foods like cheeses—including Italian Parmesan and British Stilton blue cheese—are also restricted by similar naming rules. Justin Ray, Robb Report, 26 May 2023 The table is also likely to hold cheeses like Stilton and Cornish Brie, honey from Highgrove and, as always, a little pot of the king’s custom blend of seasoning, which is heavy on the celery salt. Kim Severson, New York Times, 2 May 2023

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Word History


Stilton, Cambridgeshire, England

First Known Use

1736, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Stilton was in 1736

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“Stilton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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