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Red Leicester

Rich & Satisfying

Red Leicester

With its unmistakable colour and
satisfyingly firm texture,
Red Leicester is a true English classic.

At Arla’s traditional Taw Valley creamery in Devon, the master cheesemakers pride themselves on crafting the finest Red Leicester.

The time-honoured recipe involves sourcing fresh quality milk which is gently pasteurised and put into cheese vats. Starter cultures and vegetarian rennet are added to produce curds. Once the curds and whey are separated and the curds milled, salt is added to slow the process and act as a preservative and flavour enhancer.

 

But this cheese has another unique addition – annatto, a natural food colouring extracted from the South American Achiote or ‘Lipstick’ tree – and it is this which gives the Red Leicester its distinctive russet red colour.

The expert graders at Taw Valley use all their skill to ensure this cheese boasts a beautiful even red hue with an open, rugged texture which breaks with a lovely ‘carrot snap’. Further signs of perfection is the subtle flecks of yellow within the red.

Flavour-wise, Red Leicester is savoury with a touch of sweetness and subtle nutty notes. Famed for its versatility, this cheese melts extremely well and is fabulous crumbled into sauces and soups. And of course with its striking red-orange tone, Red Leicester brings a splash of colour to any cheeseboard.

double gloucester

Smooth & mellow

Double Gloucester

This famous English cheese is a must-have on any self-respecting cheeseboard and a fine counterbalance to more pungent varieties.

Tucked away in a beautiful corner of Devon you’ll discover Arla’s Taw Valley creamery, where our Double Gloucester is made.

Still made to a traditional recipe, the freshest local milk is gently pasteurised into the cheese vats. Starter cultures and vegetarian rennet are added to produce curds. Once the curds and whey are separated and the curds milled, salt is added to slow the process and act as a preservative and flavour enhancer.

For Double Gloucester, a touch of annatto is added to the cheese vat – a natural food colouring extracted from the South American Achiote or ‘Lipstick’ tree – to give the cheese its beautiful straw colour.

Taw Valley’s skilled graders are passionate about their Double Gloucester. That’s why they watch so carefully over the maturation process to ensure the end result is perfection itself: cheese with a silky smooth, close-knit texture and mild savoury flavour with sweet notes and a lovely buttery mouth-feel.

Double Gloucester is most at home on the cheeseboard, where it can be enjoyed with crackers and biscuits or complemented by English orchard fruits such as apples and pears.

Head Office

Arla Foods Ltd
4 Savannah Way
Leeds Valley Park, Leeds,
LS10 1AB

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