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Sparkenhoe Red Leicester

Net Weight: 300g

Product Code: CHSL

Sparkenhoe is made in a totally authentic way using their own unpasteurised milk to an old recipe discovered by Jo and David Clarke. [more...]

The cheeses are bound in cloth and lard and matured for 4½ months to give this truly authentic red Leicester a beautifully nutty taste. Many say it is the best cheese of its type in the country and I for one agree with them.

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. Their 150 pedigree Holstein Friesian 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.

Not suitable for vegetarians.

Store in the refrigerator <5oC.

Ingredients
Unpasturised Cow's Milk, Animal Rennet, Salt, Annatto Colouring.

For allergens see ingredients in bold.
Country of Origin
Produced in the UK
Nutrition
Typical Nutritional InformationPer 100g
Energy KJ1708
Energy kcal412
Total Fat21.7
of which saturates21.7
Carbohydrate0
of which sugars0
Protein25.5
Salt1.72
Reviews

What people are saying about our Sparkenhoe Red Leicester

Sparkenhoe Red Leicester

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4.6 / 5 (34)
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Very flavoursome but a tiny bit too salty for my taste.
7 hours ago
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Tasted rather lactic
13 days ago
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a delicious cheese
14 days ago
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Lovely flavour to this chese
15 days ago
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Simply the best Red Leicester I have tasted in years.
15 days ago
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Delicious
20 days ago
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Very good. Good traditional flavour
23 days ago
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The main cheese!
27 days ago
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All gone!!! In a matter of days.
27 days ago
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I haven’t tried this yet but I am sure it will be lovely.
one month ago
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Proper cheese!
one month ago
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Super cheese made to perfection
one month ago
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Given to my son and grandchildren. They love it.
one month ago
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Delicious thank you very much ++++++
one month ago
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Nice and tasty, again didn't refrigerate from arrival and it was better for it.
one month ago
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very tasty!
one month ago
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Delicious
4 months ago
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A very nice cheese
5 months ago
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very tasty as a Red Leicester should be
5 months ago
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so good all gone
5 months ago
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tasty would reorder
one year ago
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Excellent product Would recommend
one year ago
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good superbe -------------
one year ago
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perfect texture and depth of flavour
one year ago
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Tried for the first time and really enjoyed the distinctive and subtle taste.
one year ago
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A good cheese with an excellent texture.
one year ago
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Excellent quality cheese.
one year ago
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Great cheese Lovely colour taste and texture
one year ago
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Not yet tasted but try shortly
one year ago
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Good Red Leicester. Flavour strong, texture is the right combination of graininess and firmness.
2 years ago
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A good quality cheese which is always popular - perhaps a little too firm.
2 years ago
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Harder than I expected, but the flavour is divine.
2 years ago
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A beautiful piece of cheese. It would certainly make a good part of a present.
2 years ago
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Nice flavour and texture -though a little dry near the rind which is probably part of the character. Nice contrasting colour for the cheese board