When you think of English Cheese, Double Gloucester is one of the names that comes to mind. The bright orange semi-soft cheese is made in Gloucestershire since the 16th century and part of English cheese tradition.
This cheese was originally made with cheese from the milk of Gloucester cows, but they came near to extinction in 1972, so Double Gloucester is now made from whole milk of any cattle. The 'double' in Double Gloucester refers to the curd that is used in making the cheese and comes from two different milkings. The cream from the first milking is added to the second milking, making it much higher in milk fat.
Double Gloucester has a smooth, buttery texture. with a mellow, pleasant flavor of milk and cream. The color of this gourmet cheese comes from a vegetable dye called annatto.
Pair the Double Gloucester with a Zinfandel, Rioja or perhaps a Port Wine or a brown ale.
We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 1 pound and 8 ounces.
Ingredients:pasteurized cow's milk, salt, dairy cultures, color annatto, clotting enzyme.