STIL­TON/ MULLED WINE

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WIN­NER Ice­land Lux­ury Bri­tish Blue Stil­ton £2 for 200g Even blue mar­bling runs through this good-look­ing light and creamy cheese, with a golden rind. It’s de­li­ciously tangy with a prom­i­nent salti­ness. Its tex­ture is smooth, not crumbly. Di­vine! SCORE 81/100

RUN­NERS-UP Booths Pot­ted Blue Stil­ton £10 for 300g Creamy yel­low in colour, we loved the web of blue mar­bling and the sweet fruity notes and salty sharp­ness – its well-rounded flavours are com­plex. Though quite crumbly, it’s gor­geously creamy. Pre­sented in a ce­ramic pot. SCORE 80/100

Co-op Pot­ted Stil­ton £4.50 for 225g Has a lovely mot­tled ap­pear­ance with vi­brant blue vein­ing. Bit­ter and earthy, with a com­plex flavour, its tangy and salty notes are punchy. Has a lovely creamy tex­ture, al­though crumbly. SCORE 80/100

Whole Foods Mar­ket Col­ston Bas­sett Stil­ton £2.99 for 100g; whole­foods­mar­ket.co.uk Creamy and pale with a but­tery soft­ness, testers praised its deep flavours: tangy, salty, earthy, with a touch of ma­tured sharp­ness that added pi­quancy. Very smooth. SCORE 80/100

Paxton & Whit­field Stil­ton £6.75 for 250g A smooth cheese with vi­brant blue vein­ing that’s creamy in tex­ture. Salty, bit­ter and tangy flavours are su­perb, yet testers felt it could have been richer. SCORE 80/100

GHI TIP

Left­over Stil­ton makes a creamy and tangy ad­di­tion to risot­tos, soups or Welsh rarebit.

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