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Double Gloucester cheese

      Taw Valley Double Gloucester

Double Gloucester is a traditional, full fat, hard cheese made from pasteurised or unpasteurised cow's milk. The cheese, made from the milk of once nearly extinct Old Gloucester cows, traces its origins to 1498 in the City of Gloucester.

Gloucester comes in both single and double varieties. 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.

Double Gloucester A has won many international awards including Silver medal at 2014 World Cheese Awards.


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. Vegetarian rennet is used and the cheese is aged for at least 4 months. If the cheese is allowed to age further, it will develop more complex and nutty flavours. Moreover, the texture tends to become very hard and flaky.


Double Gloucester participates every year in the Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake where buyers jump on the cheese to evaluate its quality and sustainability. A traditional British Ale or red like Syrah will perfectly complement a Double Gloucester.


Local classification



Dietary product


Lactose-free product




   403 - 405 kcal per 100 gr.


   24 - 24.5 gr. per 100 gr.


   34 gr. per 100 gr.

Fat in dry matter

   54.23 %


   0.1 gr. per 100 gr.


   1.7 gr. per 100 gr.


   42 %


(Ca) Calcium

  731 mg. ( 17% )*

*(the difference from the average value)


24,3 -  Individual visits per month (average)
1421 -  All individual visits
18 08 2016 -  Date of publication of this article
21 01 2017 -  Date of last edit

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