Stilton is the only British cheese to have its name protected by copyright. It can only be produced in the three counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. It is a rich creamy cheese, immediately recognisable with its pattern of blue veins, and has a distinctive mellow flavour.
Stilton cheese - 110g (4 oz), crumbled
Butter - 25g (1 oz), softened
Walnut pieces - 50-75g (2-3 oz)
Sirloin or fillet steaks - 4 each weighing 100-175 g (4-6 oz), trimmed
Put the cheese in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add the butter and walnuts and mix well.
Put the steaks under a pre-heated hot grill and cook for 2-10 minutes on each side, according to the thickness of the steaks and how well done you like them.
Remove the steaks from under the grill, sprinkle the cheese mixture evenly over them and press down with a palette knife. Grill for 1 more minute or until the topping is melted and bubbling.
Serve hot accompanied with boiled new potatoes and a mixed salad.