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Red Leicester (Sparkenhoe) Cheese, Gentle British hard cheese

Red Leicester (Sparkenhoe) Cheese, Gentle British hard cheese

£3.04 per 100g

Waxy, mellow and nutty

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    Red Leicester Cheese from the Sparkenhoe Dairy is traditionally made. Red Leicester is a waxy, mellow and nutty raw milk cheese. A gorgeous looking red cheese with a lovely complex, balanced and gentle flavour.

    Red Leicester cheese is made from the previous days milk of the Sparkenhoe Farm's own herd.  Animal rennet and Annatto (a natural plant dye) are added to the unpasteurised milk before being separated and the curds retained.  Salt is added when the curds are put through the mill and the cheese is pressed in its moulds for 24 hours, turned and pressed for another 24 hours.  The cheeses are bound in cloth and matured for 6 months at 10 degrees on beech shelves.


    Milk Type : Cow's milk

    Pasteurisation : Unpasteurised

    Rennet type : Animal Rennet

    Flavour : Mild

    Country of Origin : England

    Brand : Sparkenhoe

    Product Code : MTCS605

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