A traditional cheese handmade using the milk of Gloucester cows. A rich, rounded, mellow flavour and smooth texture.
- FlavourRich and mellow
- Type of MilkCow
- Vegetarian RennetYes
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)
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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.Read More