Red Leicester

Important Facts
Country of Origin United Kingdom
Specific Origin Leicestershire
Milk Type Cow's milk
Milk Treatment Unpasteurized (Sparkenhoe Farm), Pasteurized (others)
Fat Content High
Moisture Content Medium
Rind Clothbound (Sparkenhoe Farm), Plastic (industrial)
Texture Hard, similar to Cheddar but more moist, crumbly
Flavor Annatto for distinctive red color
Flavor Notes Mild
Aroma Reddish-orange
Colors Traditional cylindrical, industrial block
Forms 6 months (traditional), varies for industrial
Age Animal
Rennet Type No

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