• The Cheese Geek Sparkenhoe Red Leicester

cg top tip: When it is younger, a light drizzle of honey is really lovely...as it ages, plum jam works really well, with a red wine that also has those cherry, plum, even dark chocolate vibes.

Sparkenhoe Red Leicester

From £7.95
Rated 4.0 out of 5
Based on 3 reviews
Age:  18 months
Milk:  Cow's
Pasteurised:  No
Region:  Leicestershire
Vegetarian:  No

Sparkenhoe Red Leicester is a classic territorial cheese, made by Jo and David Clarke and is the only raw milk Red Leicester still made in Leicestershire, to the original recipe from centuries ago. This is what makes this cheese completely unique. It’s the first of it’s kind to be produced on the Sparkenhoe Farm since 1875, and is so far removed from mass-produced Red Leicester you might find in a supermarket. This cheese has an incredible depth of flavour – it’s nutty and buttery but with that slight farmy/meaty/brothy flavour that you wouldn’t find in a mass produced Red Leicester. The vibrant orange/red colour comes from the addition of natural colouring Annatto to the curds during production of the cheese. It is then clothbound, rubbed in lard and then matured on the farm’s beech shelves for 18 months. A winner in cheese toasties!

Delivery is FREE and it comes in a climate control box (the only in the industry) that comes with a 48 hour freshness guarantee. If that wasn't enough, we also add an insert that will talk you through the info on the cheeses, tasting notes and a scorecard to help you make the very most of your festive cheesegeek delivery.

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We currently deliver to most UK mainland addresses and our deliveries run from Tuesday to Saturday.

To ensure only the freshest cheese is getting to you, we chop and pack your order on the day of dispatch and we always use a next-day delivery service.

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