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