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Red Leicester Cheese

While we (and everyone else) call it Red Leicester, there isn’t any white or purple or polka dot Leicester – all Leicester is red. Why this is so is anyone’s guess, but we do know our delicious version originates from the town of Newmarket in County Cork.

Red Leicester is a mellow flavored cow’s milk cheese with a tangy aftertaste. It has a firm body but a flaky texture and substitutes nicely for a rich Cheddar. It melts beautifully, making it perfect for recipes and goes well with most food, wine and beer. Or all three at once.

Irish Cheese Board