Windsor Red Cheese starts off as a cheddar-like cheese made from pasteurized cow’s milk. Depending on the maker, a Vegetarian Rennet may be used.
Most of the cheese is coloured and flavoured either with a wine such as Bordeaux or Elderberry, or with blended Port and Brandy. The remaining uncoloured cheddar, which is pale, is folded in. It’s often described as “veined”, but the small globules of pale, uncoloured cheddar look more like the luscious pockets of fat that you would see in a mortadella.
This is a firm cheese with no rind.
Literature & Lore
Customer: Red Windsor?
Owner: Normally, sir, yes. Today the van broke down.
— Monty Python’s Cheese Shop sketch, 1972.