That looks perfect. You did a great job smoothing the surface and you should start seeing a brownish wrinkled rind form within 2 - 3 weeks. I just pierced my Stilton this evening so hopefully within a couple of weeks I can crack it and see if the magic happened.
And Cheese Head......I know what you mean about the wife and kids.
Even after my brother proclaimed my first Stilton "The best cheese he has ever tasted", my wife and kids still wouldn't even give it a try.
Oh well, I'm still nibbling away on that first cheese. I should finish it up just about the time this next one is ready.
Great job Carter. You'll really be happy with this in another month or so.