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  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: England, Great Britain and United Kingdom

  • Region: Gloucestershire County

  • Type: semi-hard

  • Texture: crumbly, dense and firm

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: yellow

  • Flavour: buttery, full-flavored, savory, sweet, tangy

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Synonyms: English Cotswold, Double Gloucester with Onion and Chives, Double Gloucester with Chives

Cotswold is a variation of Double Gloucester, which has been supplemented with spring onions and chives for added flavour. A whole milk cheese that can be made from either pasteurised or unpasteurised cow's milk; Cotswold originates in Gloucestershire County of England. The colour varies from golden yellow to orange and is a firm cheese similar to cheddar. 

The taste of Cotswold is creamy, buttery, sweet and mild yet full-flavoured, like cheddar. The savoury taste of chives and spring 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. 

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