Stilton Confirmed As Birthplace Of Stilton Cheese

It's official — Stilton cheese was invented in the British village of Stilton. Evidence from around 1740 indicated the famous fromage was first made in another place. But a local historian in Stilton found a letter from 1722. It contained a recipe for the pungent cheese. Now the village has its namesake back and confirmation that Stilton's cheese stands alone.

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It's official. Stilton Cheese was invented in the village of Stilton. Evidence from around 1740 indicated that the famous fromage was first made in another place. But a local historian in the village of Stilton found a letter from 1722, and it contained a recipe for the pungent cheese. Now the village has its namesake back and confirmation that Stilton's cheese stands alone. It's MORNING EDITION.

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