Single Gloucester

Description: Full fat hard cheese made with pasteurised or unpasteurised Old Gloucester cow’s milk with natural rennet. It is softer and has a more open texture than most English hard cheeses. It is uncoloured and may have a naturally mouldy rind. The cheeses are traditionally made thinner than a Double Gloucester, they also tend to have a lower fat content, hence ‘Single’ rather than ‘Double’ (as in single and double cream). A mild and slightly lactic flavoured cheese, it is eaten young, and goes well with a glass of perry. It also makes an excellent toasting or cooking cheese. The cheese is wrapped in waxed paper.

Nominal weight 5.5lbs (2.5Kg)
Cheese Size 21.5 x 6.5cm
Shelf life 3 months from despatch date
Packaging Waxed Paper

History: A rare cheese which originated on Gloucestershire farms over 200 years ago. Originally the cheese which was eaten at home, while the harder Double Gloucester was sent away to provide the farmer’s income. In 1994 it was awarded Protected Designation of Origin(PDO) status. It can only be made on Gloucestershire farms which have a herd of Old Gloucester cows.

Sorry, Single Gloucester is not available from our on-line store. However, it can be purchased from all good independent cheese shops.

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