Our trip to Sparkenhoe Farm

By Matt Wright

For a feature to appear in Issue 8 of Great Food Magazine, we travelled to Sparkenhoe Farm at Upton, near Market Bosworth, to meet Jo and David Clarke from Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company.

The fantastic pictures are by Andrew Brackenbury.

Jo and David handmake (I mean really handmake!) Red Leicester using milk produced by their herd of 150 pedigree Holstein Friesians. Their storeroom contains 26 tonnes of Red Leicester.

Read all about it in Issue 8, out September 6.

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.