Showing posts with label Stilton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stilton. Show all posts

The blues..Stilton, that is!

A mild Stilton - perfect for snacking
I love cheese of all shapes and sizes.  And since taking up cheese-making I've been chasing the blues...Stilton, creamy blue, chunky blue...you get the picture. 

My first attempt was rather dismal.  A small wheel that dried up and then eventually went into the compost bucket.  The second was not really fit for human consumption with a mushy exterior that went hand-in-hand with the overly aggressive flavor inside.  You know it's bad when someone asks "why is the color brown and not white with flecks?"  (Gee, I don't know....)

So when our cheese group (the SF Cheese League) agreed to make - and taste - Stilton in a group setting I was nervous about the results.  And while the Stilton I churned out wasn't entirely marbled with veins on the inside the blue flavor came through in a subtle but still distinct manner.  Finally, semi-success!

Although not entirely blue on the inside, the exterior is a beautiful color

One recipe:  many variations.  But what a fun way to taste Stilton!