Red Leicester cheese, formerly known as Leicester or Leicestershire cheese is a traditional hard English cheese made from unpasteurised cow’s milk. The history of the cheese dates back to the 17th century when farmers recognized the need to make and look their cheeses apart from cheese made in other parts of the country. Red Leicester is a hard cheese, similar to Cheddar but much more moist, crumblier with a milder flavour. Aging in our vault for 18 months enhances the tastes slightly sweet with an almost caramel flavour and builds up a more robust taste.
Comparable Cheese: English Cheddar, BC Clothbound Cheddar
- Rind: Clothbound
- Vegetarian: No
- Type: Hard
- Pairing: Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc