|Nice little block of Blue Stilton|
What is Stilton? To say that it's Great Britain's version of a Bleu Cheese like France's Roquefort, or Italy's Gorgonzola would be dismissive. So I found this little tidbit on the Stilton cheese website.
Long known as “The King of Cheeses”, blue Stilton is one a handful of British cheeses granted the status of a “protected designation origin” (PDO) by the European Commission. Only cheese produced in the three counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire and made according to a strict code may be called Stilton. There are just six dairies licensed to make Stilton.
To be called Stilton, each cheese must:
•be made only in the three counties from local pasteurized milk
•be made only in a traditional cylindrical shape
•be allowed to form its own crust or coat
•have delicate blue veins radiating from the center
•have a taste profile typical of Stilton.
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup Whole Buttermilk
2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Tony Chachere's
4 - 6 oz Stilton Blue Cheese (crumbled)
Combine the first 8 ingredients, then add your Stilton. You can add more cheese if you'd like. You can use Maytag Blue, Roquefort, or Gorgonzola for this dressing. For a real treat, substitute Maple extract for the Vanilla extract. Watch everyone's reaction.