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Cotswold
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Cotswold

Cotswold is a variation of Double Gloucester, which has been supplemented with chopped onions and chives for added flavor. A whole milk cheese that can be either pasteurized or unpasteurized; Cotswold originates in Gloucestershire County of England. The color varies from golden yellow to orange and is a firm cheese similar to cheddar but not as hard. Shop owners usually sell pieces cut away from the hard and grey rind.

The taste of Cotswold is creamy, buttery, sweet and mild yet full-flavored like cheddar. The savory taste of chives and onions gives it that extra zing. This variation of Double Gloucester pairs well with beer, Zinfandel or Shiraz and is popular as a pub cheese in England.

  • Made from cow's milk
  • Country of origin: England, Great Britain and United Kingdom
  • Region: Gloucestershire County
  • Synonyms: Double Gloucester with Chives, Double Gloucester with Onion and Chives, Double Gloucester with Onion & Chives
  • Type: semi-hard
  • Texture: crumbly, dense and firm
  • Rind: natural
  • Color: yellow

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