A Bit of History: Classic British Cheeses
Do you have a hankering for a chunk of Stilton? Perhaps a helping of Stinking Bishop? The Telegraph is currently featuring a slideshow of fifteen iconically British cheeses, which are sure to make your mouth water.
Robinson Crusoe author Daniel Defoe penned one of the earliest references to Stilton cheese in 1724, when he wrote that he has "pass'd Stilton, a town famous for cheese, which is call'd our English Parmesan, and is brought to table with the mites, or maggots round it, so thick, that they bring a spoon with them for you to eat the mites with, as you do the cheese."