Double Gloucestershire is a traditional, unpasteurized, semi-hard cheese which has been made in Gloucestershire since the sixteenth century.
It also refers to “double” because it was made with the morning and evening cow’s milk. It gets its orange color by being artificially colored with beet juice, carrot juice or saffron. Slightly saline with a quality richer than a standard cheddar, you’ll find Double Gloucester to be mild and creamy. Avoid any Double Gloucesterm that appears to dry and cracking, although some Brit’s prefer this age. Also look for popular spinoffs like Cotswald and Huntsman. Also look for farmhouse style Double Gloucesters which are characterized by an old-world looking cloth wrap around the wheel.