Country of Origin: Wales

Milk-type: Pasteurized Cow’s milk

Wrapped in a layer of bright, smart-looking red wax—this Welsh cheese is modelled after English favourite, Red Leicestershire. Touted as a vintage Leicestershire cheese, Red Storm is typically aged for 18 months. It has a relatively dense, distinctly crystalline texture with a mouthwateringly crunchy mouthfeel. Nutty and buttery, the flavour is a unique blend of sweet caramel character and pleasant sharpness. Red Storm is a boldy flavoured, but decidely refined and well-rounded cheese—sure to please all palates.

This cheese benefits particularly from any pairings that emphasize its inherently complex sweetness, or the subtle backdrop of salty and nutty tasting notes. Caramel, toffee, and peanut brittle are especially affable accompaniments, as are dark fruit jams, toasted nuts, and figs or dates. For a pleasant contrast: try serving this savoury-sweet cheese alongside some apple or pear slices.