Red Leicestershire is a classic English cheddar-style cheese with a striking flavour and appearance. Made with cow’s milk, it is one of only a few pasteurized versions of the cheese made in Leicestershire County. The bold orange colour comes from annatto which is a natural plant dye obtained from a South American plant. Before the use of annatto, the cheese was coloured with carrot or beet juice. The cheese is traditionally clothbound.This Red Leicester is matured for six months to create the rich and sweet flavour with a lingering earthy aroma. Savour with an ale or full bodied red wine as a great alternative to traditional aged cheddar.