Red Leicester

RED LEICESTER made by Quickes Traditional (Newton St Cyres, Great Britain) – Semi-hard cheese made with cow’s milk. A traditional English farmhouse cheese, it has a firm body and a close, flaky texture; the flavor is delicately sweet and improves with age. There is the merest hint of green-grass bitterness behind the more distinct butterscotch and nut flavors. The cheese is colored with annatto, and the curds are milled twice before being placed into the molds resulting in a delicious crumbly texture. Maturing the cheese for up to 4 months provides a distinctive creamy flavor.