Red Leicester Cheese

is an English cheese, made in a similar manner to Cheddar cheese, although it is crumblier, sold at 3 to 12 months of age. The rind is reddish-orange with a powdery mould on it. Since the 18th century it has been coloured orange by adding annatto extract during manufacture. It is slightly sweet with a crumbly texture and is friable. It becomes quite tangy as it ages.

← Back to all ingredients

Recipes that use Red Leicester Cheese