Red Leicester can be a Kosher cheese. There are various styles of Red Leicester including a blend with Indian chutney mixed into the cheese.
“Leicestershire” refers to the region in England where this cheese is from, and it’s a hard word for many folks to pronounce. The English themselves shortened the spelling of the cheese to “Leister” and the pronunciation to “Lester”.
During WW2, food colouring agents were banned, so “Red” was dropped from the name and the cheese suddenly sported a glowing white interior.
|TASTE||Sweet caramel with a slight hint of earthiness.|
|SMELL||Faint barnyardy aroma with sweet notes of mushroom and caramel finish.|
|RIND||Peel off the brown cloth before eating. The edible rind is reddish-orange with a powdery mould on it.|
|INTERIOR||Firm fudge-like texture, and scattered with irregular small holes. The colour is bright orange due to the addition of annatto. Sometimes small blue veins are present, which add flavour.|
|FABULOUS||Firm texture with a sweet earthy aroma. Dry, dark-coloured cloth on the outside.|
|FAR-GONE||Edges soft and brown, sour damp musty smell and slightly bitter taste.|
|AGED||3- 6 Months|
|PRODUCER||Long Clawson Dairy|
Buy This Cheese
|STORE||Oasis Bakery||Benton Brothers||Local Supermarkets|
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