The only traditional, genuine farmhouse Red Leicester made in Leicestershire. A beautiful, rich, dark orange colour, complex mellow flavour with nutty, fruity tones. An eye catcher on any cheese board.
The cheese is made in a traditional authentic way using the farm's unpasteurised cow's milk and using an animal rennet and is coloured using Annatto (a natural plant dye obtained from a South American bush) giving it a rich orange colour. The cheeses are cloth bound, larded, put into 10kg and 20kg moulds and matured for 6 months at 10 degrees.
Milk Type: Cow
Cheese Type: Hard clothbound farmhouse cheese
Suitable for Vegetarians: No
Rind Type: Natural
Country of Origin: Britain
Produced by: Sparkenhoe
Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company is located in Upton, a small hamlet in the South West Leicestershire countryside on a working dairy farm called Sparkenhoe Farm. David and Jo Clarke are dairy farmers whose families have farmed in the area for generations. David manages the 150 head of pedigree Holstein Friesian cows and the 160 followers. The cows are fed on the farm's lush pastures and calving takes place all year round to keep the milk supply as consistent as possible.
David and Jo started making 'Sparkenhoe', a traditional Leicester Cheese in November 2005. They use the milk produced from their own cows and this is pumped straight from the parlour directly into the cheese vat ready to make the cheese.
We aim to complete all orders received before 9am for a next day delivery unless you have requested a different delivery date. Orders received after 9am will be prepared and dispatch the following day for a delivery the day after.
Because most of our goods are perishable, your order will be packed in an insulated cardboard box filled with ice packs. We send goods by overnight carrier to destinations on the GB mainland only for a delivery by 16.00. We can deliver to your home or place of work, and to the home or work-place of your relatives, friends or colleagues. We must have a complete post code and telephone number for every delivery address. We can deliver on, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays ONLY.
Because most of our products are perishable, we highly recommend that you provide us with an alternative delivery instruction for any private address; such as "leave in porch/on step/with a neighbour/behind the bins". Please take great care when stipulating delivery locations, addresses and dates, because once these have been entered and you have received a confirmation email for your order, they cannot be changed.
Please make sure your order is stored in refrigerated storage/fridge as soon as it has been delivered.
Made from cow's milk.
|Typical value||Per serving (1kg)||Per 100g|
|Energy Content (kj)||–||1708|
|Energy Content (kcal)||–||412|
|- of which saturates (g)||–||21.7|
|- of which sugars (g)||–||0.1|