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Leices·ter 1

A borough of central England east-northeast of Birmingham. Built on the site of a Roman settlement, it is an important industrial center.

Leices·ter 2

1. Any of a breed of large, white-faced sheep having long coarse wool, developed in Leicestershire, a county of central England.
2. A hard cheese similar to Cheddar and usually orange.


1. (Placename) a city in central England, in Leicester unitary authority, on the River Soar: administrative centre of Leicestershire: Roman remains and a ruined Norman castle; two universities (1957, 1992); light engineering, hosiery, and footwear industries. Pop: 283 900 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in central England, in Leicestershire. Pop: 330 574 (2001). Area: 73 sq km (28 sq miles)
3. (Placename) short for Leicestershire
4. (Breeds) a breed of sheep with long wool, originally from Leicestershire
5. (Cookery) a fairly mild dark orange whole-milk cheese, similar to Cheddar


(Biography) Earl of. title of Robert Dudley. ?1532–88, English courtier; favourite of Elizabeth I. He led an unsuccessful expedition to the Netherlands (1585–87)


(ˈlɛs tər)

1. 1st Earl of, Dudley, Robert.
2. a city in Leicestershire, in central England. 293,400.
4. one of an English breed of large sheep, noted for its coarse, long wool and large yield of mutton.
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Bosworth Field - the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (1485); Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned as Henry VII
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Leicester - an industrial city in Leicestershire in central England; built on the site of a Roman settlement
2.Leicester - an industrial city in Leicestershire in central England; built on the site of a Roman settlement
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Leicester, Leicestershire - a largely agricultural county in central England
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Farm co-op South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) scooped Gold for its Red Leicester at the 2018 World Cheese Awards in Norway.
Star truckles, PS2 for 200g, Morrisons Extra Mature Cheddar and Mature Red Leicester in pretty coloured wax stars.
Launching on November 14 in Sainsbury's, and November 15 in Asda, it contains 24 treats of seven cheese varieties including Jarlsberg, Applewood, Edam, Red Leicester, Wensleydale, Cheddar and a limited edition ginger cheese.
All the favourites are there including cheddar, Edam, Red Leicester and there's a limited edition Wensleydale with gingerbread behind the Christmas Eve door.
Top the final layer with red Leicester and some oregano, cook in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the cheese looks crisp and golden.
It has Black Bomber, an extra mature cheddar; Red Storm, a vintage Red Leicester; Beechwood, a smoked cheddar; and Green Thunder, a cheddar with garlic and herbs.
Extra Special Cheeseboard (575g), PS8, Asda Butlers Burland Bloom, Butlers Farmhouse Blue, Butlers Nutty Farmhouse Traditional Red Leicester, Butlers Rich Farmhouse Creamy Lancashire, Butlers Farmhouse Mature Cheddar Enjoy with Pinot Grigio ?