Red Leicester, a cheese, could have been a shirt or a united, not really about football, taste the taste!

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Red Leicester is a cheddar and one more famous and found in most shops around Europe, and as we struggle to find the actual Leicester kit outside Leicester, this cheddar is almost everywhere and also at my local grocer.

He doesn’t know much about football, but do have Red Leicester in his shop and no Leicester City shirt to sell, be shure he knows his cheese and he knows the flavours as they was his own family.

It’s crumbly in texture, and sold between six to twelve months of mature. It’s a cow milks cheese and coloured with annatto. Farmhouse producers do the mature in clothing, and more modern producers use vac pac ot do the process.

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The original was made in Leicestershire farms, and the colouring was done with carrot or betroot juice to get it to shine in the colour of red. The fat content is about 34%. The cheese in widely known and you can find it all over Europe.

It’s said to be tasting nutty, but at the same time smooth and rich. It’s different and not a cheddar, and was made by Stilton dairies and made by leftovers as it could last a bit longer. The cheese is much older than the football club, as it dates back to 1745 as the first time it was recognized in history books.

The Red Leicester was in a time in heavy decline and almost vanished as the colouring no longer was legal and it became a bleak version of the original one. Some did hold the old tradition going but it was hard to find in shops and you had to visit those farms still making it from the old recipies.

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A big change in this happened in 2005 when David and Jo Clarke decided to take up the old tradition and today seen this cheese being made from that old tradition with cows milk of the summertime and taking up beta-carotene, and that is the colour we see, especially made to give it this special colour.

For those loving the history and tradition of football in Leicestershire, you had a club named Enderby Town and later seen as Leicester United, being demolished and closed down in 1996, but thats a different story. They used to play in red and white, with many Leicester City players also turning out for this club either prior or after playing in blue. So maybe Leicester City should stick with their run of colour change and introduce a red / orange close to the colour of the cheese for next season.

To find more specials about Leicester not being about Leicester as we do believe it is all about, visit our sections The fox and The Edelweiss.

Leicester and Leicestershire much more than just football!

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For us living over the sea we tend to think about Leicester and Leicester City as only football, but they do offer so much more, and there are lots of things to do if you stay for a long stay.

Some of us are football nuts and like to visit the training ground, and hopefully getting a tour planned at Seagrave and visit the new and fantastic facilities. Some loves the pubs and have their own route, but in this update, we will show you a bit more about Leicester and what it all can be if you are coming in for a game and are also looking for other offers.

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Crawling the websites of Leicester and Leicestershire and what they have to offer you do find a lot of interesting sites and you do believe that it would be lovely to try it out. Imagine cycling in Rutland, doing a trip of this and that.

Fans of this football club coming from abroad are doing a lot of different things, visiting churches, going to music clubs, eating at their favorite Indian, visiting their favorite pubs or going on a trip on that old fashioned train line.

You have Leicester Space Centre and what about a walk to the top of the Old John Tower, you can actually be busy all week if you like, loads of opportunities, then visiting the Everards website gives you ideas of things to do, and it makes you dream about more than football.

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We have done the walk down Soar, been to a Leicester Tiger game and seen the town more than once. Also visited the suburbs and really enjoyed life in this part of the World.

Norwegians and Swedes even Danes have been on these roads and enjoyed it in full.

From our section The Fox & The Edelweiss we are frequently bringing you news and stories about totally different things than football but of course all related to Leicester. During a summer Leicester and Leicestershire might be much more than transfer rumours and talk about players coming and going, though that are also great to follow, even from over the sea.

We are looking forward to the next trip back, hopefully soon, hopefully this season.

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