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XO Sparkenhoe Red Leicester

Our extra special and ‘extra old’ Sparkenhoe Red Leicester with a brittle texture and well-balanced sweet and savoury flavours. 

£10.50 per 250g
Unpasteurised Traditional Rennet Cow
PLU 1614
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Key Facts

    • RegionLeicestershire

Store & Serve

All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date the order is despatched. Due to high demand, it is occasionally necessary for us to substitute items in orders for an alternative. We will always endeavour to choose an alternative, which is the most similar to the item you have selected and of equal or higher value for no additional charge.

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures, Annatto (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk

Nutritional Information

  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1708
  • Energy kcal412
  • Fat21.7
  • Of which saturates21.7
  • Carbohydrates0.1
  • Of which sugars0.1
  • Protein25.5
  • Salt1.625
Name & address of food supplier

Paxton & Whitfield Ltd, 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE

These summary details have been prepared for information purposes only. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for reading the product packaging and label prior to use. Paxton & Whitfield is unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. If you require specific advice, please contact our mail order team on 01451 823460 or email

Notes of Warm Milk & Caramel – Paxton’s XO Sparkenhoe Red Leicester

This incredible cheese and award-winner at The Great Taste Awards 2022, is the second to be released in our new "Paxton's XO" collection. This extra-special, ‘extra old’ cheese has matured to the ultimate age profile for a mouth-watering flavour. 

Our Quality Manager, Jazz Reeves describes our XO Red Leicester as “A big and nutty cheese, with a brittle texture and dense chew. It has a perfect balance between savoury and sweet, with notes of warm milk and caramel.”

Sparkenhoe Red Leicester is produced in Upton, Leicestershire by cheesemakers David and Jo Clarke at the Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company, whose families have farmed in the area for generations. We receive the cheese at our new state-of-the-art maturation rooms in The Cotswolds at 4 months old, where we mature this special batch of XO Red Leicester to a 12-month age profile, as opposed to our normal 6 months. 

Taste delicious Paxton's XO Red Leicester - hand-cut and wrapped to order. 

Great Taste Award Winner 2022