Definition of Stilton in English:


Line breaks: Stil|ton
Pronunciation: /ˈstɪlt(ə)n


[mass noun] trademark
  • A kind of strong rich cheese, often with blue veins, originally made at various places in Leicestershire.
    More example sentences
    • Deciding to go for a niche market and make a blue cheese, they tried to replicate the sort of cheeses that were then being imported into Ireland, such as Stilton or Danish blue.
    • More than 30 British foods have already been granted special status, including Cornish clotted cream and Stilton cheese.
    • The unidentifiable objects mouldering in the fridge were successively replaced by jars of pickled onions, Cheddar cheese and Stilton.


so named because it was formerly sold to travellers at a coaching inn in Stilton (now in Cambridgeshire).

More definitions of Stilton

Definition of Stilton in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtɔːtiː
a tortoiseshell cat