This product is the Red Leicester Cheese Recipe Card. Recipe in PDF format. Please download it for printing and safekeeping.
Red Leicester is a semi-hard English cheese, similar to cheddar but with a moister, crumblier texture and a milder flavour. It is coloured with annatto, which gives it its distinctive deep orange hue. It was originally coloured with carrot or beetroot juice. It used to be called Leicestershire Cheese but came to be called Red Leicester. This was to distinguish it from “White Leicester,” which was made to a national wartime recipe in the 1940s due to rationing.
All cheese-making ingredients and equipment in the recipe are available in our store.