Double Gloucester cheese, is made from the milk of the once nearly extinct Old Gloucester cows, traces its origins to 1498 in the City of Gloucester. While Single Gloucester is made from skimmed milk, Double Gloucester uses full fat milk. In addition, Double Gloucester is twice the height of Single Gloucester and more flavourful. It is also said that Double Gloucester uses the whole milk taken from two milking or a mixture of milk and cream.
The double variety has a smooth and buttery texture, rich and nutty yet mellow flavour and apricot colour thanks to the addition of annatto plant extract. Aged for at least 4 months. If the cheese is allowed to age further, it will develop more complex and nutty flavours. Double Gloucester participates every year in the Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake where buyers jump on the cheese to evaluate its quality & sustainability. Delicious with a traditional British Ale.
Allergen advice – This product contains Annatto.