Over the weekend I happened upon a cheese I've been reading about and wanted to try ON SALE. Lucky me.
Stichelton is an English blue similar to Stilton but made with raw (unpasteurized) milk.The name Stilton can be used only by certified dairies, and these dairies all use pasteurized milk and synthetic rennet. To create their own cheese that varied from these restrictions, the creators of Stichelton had to choose their own name. Tasty stuff. A little milder than regular Stilton and wonderfully buttery.
I followed the lead of The Pasta Shop where I bought the cheese and served it mixed with honey. I could have eaten it with a spoon but thought it was a little neater served on a sliced baguette. This would make a nice dessert course served with fresh fruit, like a sliced fig. What could be easier than that?