I opened a few minutes ago a beautiful small (8 pounds) stilton. I did add Anatto to it for the heck of it. I was going to wait for June but thought it was good now. It wasn't as marbled as I would have hoped, but then again I pressed this one just a little for a few minutes to shape it. The rind was very hard as it should be and looked great. The inside wad definately more of a hard cheese than a creamy stilton but it tasted great. The smell was not great, not bad but if you make home made cheese they all smell a little weird. As I said, although a little dry looking the mouth feel was great and still creamy. The best part is the after taste was very pleasant almost better that the initial taste. I wrapped it in aluminum foil and put back in the cheese cave. Here are some pics.
Oh, P.S. I did pick some stilton up as Trader Joe's a month or so ago and haven't opened it. We'll be doing a taste test tomorrow.