Tis’ the season for Stilton! Stilton is a huge favorite during the holidays in the UK and of course one of my favorites too! A traditional blue cheese best known for it’s strong smell and taste. Dating back all the way to 1725, Stilton’s distinctive blue veins are created by piercing the crust of the cheese allowing air into the core. Doing this allows bacteria and other microbes to act on the curds and transform them into the final product…Blue cheese. The aging process takes approximately twelve weeks but depending on the dairy they can be aged much longer. Protected under law currently only nine dairies are licensed to make Stilton in the UK.