Stilton cheese or so-called ”the king of cheeses” can either be a blue mold cheese with a rich flavor and pungent smell or a white cheese with a milder taste.
This British cheese can be used in many dishes as a topping, and it gives them such a fancy look. Stilton cheese has a crumbly texture, and it makes a perfect companion in salads along with some French dressing.
If your local grocery store doesn’t have this English cheese don’t worry, there are a couple of substitutes for it.
Substitutes for Stilton cheese are
- Fourme D’Ambert
- Bleu D’Auvergne
- Danish blue
- Feta cheese
- Dorblu cheese
Keep on reading to find out more about these blue cheeses and how they differ from each other.
Stilton Cheese Substitutes
Gorgonzola is a veined Italian cheese made from pasteurized milk. Like Stilton, Gorgonzola cheese has a sharp and powerful taste that is definitely not for everybody’s taste buds.
But, if you’re a gourmet who likes to try all kinds of adventurous new types of food, then this is definitely the cheese for you.
The traditional version of Gorgonzola cheese is made from pasteurized cow’s milk, but there is a version made from goat’s milk.
Gorgonzola is one of the oldest cheeses to ever exist, it is believed to be made in the year 897 AD in the city Gorgonzola near Milan-Italy.
It is made with pasteurized milk, and the texture of the cheese really depends on how much the cheese has been aged, so the texture can either be soft and creamy, firm, or crumbly.
The taste has a salty finish, rather than Stilton that has a nutty flavor, but otherwise, this is a great substitute for it anyway.
Luch Ideas With Gorgonzola Cheese
- Spinach and Garlic Pasta with Gorgonzola Crumbles- Cook your pasta, put your greens in along with some garlic powder and butter in a pan and stir-fry it. Add in your pasta, mix it all together and then crumble up some of the strong and pungent cheese.
- Cheese Board- Gorgonzola is an excellent dessert cheese to pair with some red wine. Add in dried fruits like figs or raisins, some nuts, crackers, grapes, and of course, other types of cheeses.
- Salad- You’ll need lettuce, tomato, cucumber, cranberries, thinly sliced pear, walnuts, and a crumbly piece of gorgonzola cheese. Once you make this salad, it will always be your favorite.
- Pizza- You can make a four-cheese pizza variant at home. Add mild Gorgonzola cheese, American cheese, mozzarella, and parmesan.
This classic French cheese is one of the most unique cheeses out there in my opinion. It is a blue mold cheese like the Stilton, but it is actually made from sheeps milk.
Just by looking at the green-blue veins all over its body, you can feel that this cheese has such a powerful taste. Roquefort is made from raw and fresh milk(unpasteurized milk), making the taste even stronger than it is.
There are varieties of this cheese, made from fresh cow’s milk, or goats milk, but the traditional version is only with sheep’s milk.
These days it seems like you can find anything in your neighborhood market, including this delightful cheese. But, if you’re having trouble finding it, you can always go search in one of your local cheese shops.
Roquefort Cheese Recipes
- Cheese Sandwich- Take your bread slices(I suggest Brioche bread), put a thin slice of Jamon ham, a thin slice of brie cheese, crumble up some Roquefort on top, and for a sweet delight add a thin slice of apple.
- Arugula Salad- The ingredients for this salad are simple, fresh arugula salad, toasted walnuts, apple slices, cranberries, and cherry tomatoes. Dress this salad with vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard dressing.
- Gnocchi With Roquefort Sauce- Even though it might seem a little bit out of reach and challenging, the recipe is quite simple. Combine heavy cream, American cheese, and a whole bunch of Roquefort cheese and leave on medium heat to melt through. Stir in your gnocchi with the creamy sauce and enjoy.
Also, a French cheese, who would have taught? Fourme D’ambert comes from the Auvergne region in France and it is considered to be one of France’s oldest cheeses, at least 1200 years.
Fourme D’ambert is also a blue, veined type of cheese with a powerful flavor and a flaky texture.
This is a type of cheese you buy if you really want to impress your guests when they come over. You don’t need anything else really, just a nice plate of cheese-bearing crackers, some grapes, and a nicely cut Fourme D’ambert cheese.
Serve this cheese with a dessert sweet wine with earthy hints to complement its tangy finish.
Fourme D’ambert Recipe Ideas
- Ravioli In Fourme D’ambert Cream Sauce- Put cooking cream, crumbled Fourme D’ambert cheese, salt, fresh chives, and pepper in a pot. Cook on medium heat until the cheese has melted through. Stir occasionally.
- Medium Rare Steak- Put some delicious Fourme D’ambert sauce on top of your steak made with heavy cream, fresh chives, and Fourme D’amber cheese.
Bleu D’Auvergne Cheese
This is a French blue cheese that originates in the Auvergne region in south-central France. It can either come from raw or pasteurized cow’s milk.
Bleu D’Auvergne is a moldy cheese that has a creamy and buttery taste and it pairs amazingly with a glass of wine and other types of cheese.
Even though its moldy, and moldy cheeses are known to be a little bit on the stronger side, this cheese actually has a pretty mild taste.
Feta is a white, semi-hard cheese made from sheep’s milk, goat’s milk, and it can be a combination of both types of milk.
Feta famously originates from Greece and it’s used in various dishes or cheese platters in Mediterranean cuisine.
For substitution of Stilton cheese, I recommend using Feta that is made from sheep’s milk as it gives you a much stronger taste as opposed to the one made with goat’s milk.
While Feta isn’t one of the best substitutes for Stilton cheese, it can really come in handy when you have no other choices, and it can actually be a pretty decent alternative for white Stilton cheese.
Also known as Danablu, is a semi-soft moldy cheese with a very strong and sharp taste. The ”body” of this cheese is splattered with blue/green veins that make it so irresistible to eat as well as to look at.
Its crumbly texture allows the cheese to be easily incorporated into all kinds of dishes like pasta, pizza, cheese platters, sandwiches, and even salad dressings( I highly suggest trying a yogurt/Danish blue dressing).
Dorblu is a German cheese made from pasteurized cow’s milk. It has a white/pale yellow color with green and blue veins splattered all over it.
Dorblu is also in the family of blue cheeses as you may have guessed and it has a soft, creamy consistency.
Just so you won’t get surprised let me tell you that this cheese can have a bit of a spicy aftertaste which I like because It gives the moldiness of the cheese some extra taste.
Related Questions And Other FAQs
Is Stilton The Same As Blue Cheese
Basically, Stilton is a type of blue cheese. There are a variety of cheeses that are considered to be blue like Roquefort, Gorgonzola, and others.
Does Blue Cheese Have Penicillin In It
Blue cheese does not contain penicillin. However, blue cheese is made from the cultures of the mold Penicillium.
Is Feta Cheese Like Gorgonzola
Feta cheese has the same creamy and soft texture that gorgonzola has, however the taste of feta cheese is significantly milder than Gorgonzola.
How Does Gorgonzola Cheese Taste
Gorgonzola has a very strong, nutty, and salty taste. It is definitely not for everybody’s taste, especially children who are used to classic tastes. Despite the strong taste, Gorgonzola also has a very pungent odor, so make sure you put it in a plastic container before putting it in your fridge.
What’s The Most Expensive Cheese
Pula donkey cheese is the most expensive cheese in the World. It is made only on one farm in the whole World, and this cheese can cost up to 1000 dollars a block.
Is Stilton A Good Cheese
Yes, but only if you’re a blue cheese fan. Stilton cheese has a more mellow flavor than most blue cheeses, but it is still pretty unique and strong on its own.
What Is The Most Aged Cheese In The World
Vintage Gouda is definitely one of the cheeses that can be left to age for up to 36 months, and sometimes even for up to 5 years. Cheddar is also a good aging cheese that can age for up to a decade