Stilton is only made in three Counties in England… Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, and is is a protected cheese. Stilton is protected by a Certification Trade Mark and EU Protected Designation of Origin (PDO).
Young Stilton can be slightly bitter, very crumbly and have a sharp or acidic taste. As it matures – in as little as a further 2 weeks – the texture becomes creamy or butter like, and the cheese develops a more rounded, less aggressive, mellow flavour.
When in store, feel free to ask to try to work out if you like the flavour.