This is Stilton's biggest competition - the raw milk recipe of England's most well-known blue cheese, Stichelton puts in the effort of making each wheel of this hand-crafted cheese a spicy-sweet homage to its older brother. Its soft creaminess doesn't simply melt away, but spreads across the palate and allows the meatiness to dissolve into caramel with each bite. A glass of Riesling works wonders with that hint of sweetness, as well as a drizzle of honey. Piquancy near the rind might be stronger than the average blue, but the careful sweetness of the interior paste can win over just about anyone.
Just the Facts
RieslingThis food-friendly wine ranges from super sweet to quite dry. Acidity, minerality, and aromas of tropical fruit are almost always present.
Dry: Characterized by bracing acidity and stark minerality. Tropical fruit on the nose, stunningly balanced flavor overall.
Pair with: This versatile wine works equally well with a fresh chevre (bringing out acidity) as it does a stinker like Willoughby (playing up the sweet/salty contrast).
Sweet: The other end of the spectrum offers a cloyingly sweet, syrupy wine. Aromas of ripe peaches and tropical fruit dominate, along with floral, perfumed accents.
Pair with: With something this strong it’s best to contrast the sweetness with something funky or salty: A pungent washed rind like Grayson or a punchy blue like Bleu du Bocage.
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