Potted Stilton with Apple

Serve Lotte's Stilton on crusty sourdough bread with sweet cranberry relish.
  • 350g Stilton cheese
  • 1 large dessert apple, peeled
  • 1 small cooking apple, peeled
  • Grated zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 5 tbsp single cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Toasted sour dough bread and Pear and cranberry chutney, to serve

One year, as usual I had the ubiquitous leftover Stilton cheese sitting in my larder. You know what it’s like – you buy too much in the pre-Christmas shopping fest and then you’re left with the stinky stuff and no real desire to eat it.

I hate waste and rarely chuck anything away. My fridge is testament to this. So I did what hundreds of sensible cooks have done before me – potted the beggar! Mixed with some apple, livened up with some lemon and softened by cream, potted Stilton made it into my top ten favourite dishes. Completely scrumptious with a warm chutney on a crisp cracker and a large glass of rich red wine.

Crumble the Stilton into a medium mixing bowl.

Grate both apples onto the Stilton. Add the lemon zest and juice and stir well to prevent the apples from browning. Add the cream and season with a little black pepper. Mix well.

Spoon the mixture into a serving dish and serve with crackers or spread it on some squidgy warm bread rolls and serve with Pear and cranberry chutney.

Lotte’s tips
This lasts for a week in the fridge if you seal the surface with some clarified butter.

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