Colston Bassett Stilton has a velvet, close texture with a pale ivory paste, grading to amber at the edges and marbled with greenish blue veins. The rind is dry and crusty, grey-brown in colour, slightly wrinkled and with white powdery patches. The flavour ranges from mild with a sharp edge when young, to rich and tangy when mature. Made from pasteurised cows milk. Suitable for vegetarians.
Stilton is traditionally accompanied with port, can be used to make excellent soups and sauces.