Summer may be winding down but there are still a few good weekends left to heat up the BBQ. And what better cheese is there than Cotswold to serve up at your next gathering? This creamy, Double Gloucester cheese is made with a blend of onions and chives which gives this seemingly mild cheese a powerful flavor. With a yellow, slightly orange look, this cheese makes a stunning impact on any cheeseboard and will add a lively color to just about any meal you throw it into. Cotswold is extremely versatile with food. It can be the perfect topping for a cheeseburger and the ideal “secret” ingredient to add a kick of flavor to mashed potatoes.
Here is a little history lesson for you, Gloucester cheeses date back to 16th Century England. Single and Double Gloucester cheeses are traditionally made exclusively from the milk of Gloucester cows which are breed in the county of Gloucestershire in England. While Single Gloucester cheeses have stayed within the county of Gloucestershire, the Double Gloucester variety has been exported around the world and has become a popular cheese here in the States. Double Gloucester cheeses differ from the Single Gloucesters since they tend to be aged longer which allows them to have a stronger flavor and more of a dense texture, very reminiscent to that of a mild cheddar. Double Gloucester cheese is also the cheese that is used in the Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake, a traditional event that is held in England where a 9lb wheel of cheese is rolled down a steep hill and competitors from all over the world chase after it. The first person to cross the finish line wins the wheel of cheese!
With such an interesting history and unique flavor combination, Cotswold cheese is one that you definitely want to try.