Hard Cheese

Generally these cheeses are the longest matured and have the smallest moisture content. Hard cheeses normally come either cloth bound, wax covered or with a natural rind.
152 - Double Gloucester

Double Gloucester

A traditional cheese handmade using the milk of Gloucester cows. A rich, rounded, mellow flavour and smooth texture.

Made by Jonathan Crump in Gloucestershire, this cheese is special in the fact that is made purely with the milk of Gloucester cattle, one of the rarest breeds of cattle in the country. The cows were developed in Gloucestershire hundreds of years ago purely for dairying and cheese making because the milk has particularly small globules of fat and a high protein content.
Double Gloucester is a historic cheese, having been known outside the county as far back as the 8th century, and widely acknowledged in Tudor times. However, like many other traditional British cheeses, its recipe and production was nearly lost after ravages of the Second World War. Farmhouse production gave way to anonymous factory production which changed the quality to a cheese scarcely distinguishable from a poor cheddar.

Double Gloucester is made with full cream milk, and has an associated cheese, Single Gloucester which is made from skimmed evening milk mixed with whole milk from the morning's milking.

When made by hand like Jonathan Crump's Double Gloucester, the golden colour and silky smooth texture make this cheese something very special. the sharp nuttiness of its flavour contrasts well with apples and cider.

It is Double Gloucester which is used in the famous Cheese Rolling Ceremony at Coopers Hill in Gloucestershire on Whit Mondays.

Unpasteurised PLU: 152
per 250g

Key Facts

  • Country Made In England
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Unpasteurised
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Region Gloucestershire
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Rich and mellow
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 250g

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

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


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Name & address of food supplierPaxton & 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 sales@paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk.

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