Red Leicester  

Red Leicester                             Cow’s Milk                                           Leicestershire, England

Is a hard cheese, similar to Cheddar but much more moist, crumblier with a milder flavour. It matures faster than cheddar and can be sold as young as two months. A good Leicester cheese can be identified by a firm body and a close, flaky texture. A good cheese tastes slightly sweet with an almost caramel flavour and builds up a more robust taste as it ages.

Wine Pairing: Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon