Red Leicester Cheese
Blog Red Leicester Cheese
Our visit to Sparkenhoe creators, Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company, was my first outing to meet a cheese maker while working at The Fine Cheese Co. and it was a fun one!
After winding our way through the country lanes of Leicestershire, we reached the most idyllic location for a farmhouse cheese. Despite some interesting parking by our Cheese Care Manager, Luke Maslen, (not to mention that of our buyer, Gabi) we were welcomed by David Clarke of Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Co. We walked down some steps, swiftly greeted by some sheep and entered the little café they had recently built inside a beautiful high-top barn.
Hard at work, with her apron on, was Jo making a couple of toasted sandwiches with the famous Sparkenhoe Red Leicester. I have to be honest, I had no idea it melted so well! We were later treated to a toasty each and sat down in the b