Cotswold Cheese

Posted by Sara Chinnock on

Introducing the Cheese of the Month at Sara's Boxes & Boards — Cotswold! This traditional English cheese, made in the heart of the Cotswolds, boasts a rich and creamy flavor that has been enjoyed for centuries and continues to be a beloved choice for cheese enthusiasts. Read on to learn more about this cheese and find out how you can enjoy Cotswold cheese:

Quick Facts 

  • Cotswold cheese is also known as "Pub Cheese" due to its popularity in traditional English pubs. 
  • This delicious cheese originates from the picturesque Cotswold region in England and has gained popularity worldwide for its unique flavor and texture.
  • It is made from whole cow’s milk, which can be either pasteurized or unpasteurized.
  • Cotswold cheese is a semi-hard cheese with a pale yellow hue and a creamy and smooth texture.
  • It is often infused with herbs and onions, giving it a delightful savory taste and a distinctive appearance. 
  • To craft this delectable cheese, skilled cheesemakers start by carefully selecting the finest quality Double Gloucester cheese. Then, they skillfully incorporate the perfect amount of freshly chopped onions and aromatic chives. The cheese is allowed to mature, allowing the flavors to develop and intensify, resulting in a cheese that is both bold and irresistible. 
  • Typically aged for about 8 to 12 weeks.
  • Cotswold cheese pairs perfectly with crusty bread, crackers, cold meats, and traditional English ales, making it an ideal choice for a cheese platter or a cozy night in.

How To Enjoy Cotswold Cheese

Are you a cheese lover looking to indulge in the rich and creamy flavors of Cotswold cheese? Here are some tips on how to truly enjoy this delectable treat! 

  1. Create a stunning cheeseboard.

Pair Cotswold cheese with a variety of complementary flavors. Add some crusty bread, juicy grapes, tangy pickles, and a drizzle of honey for a perfect balance of sweet and savory. 

  1. Make grilled cheese sandwiches.

Take your grilled cheese game to the next level with Cotswold cheese. Spread it generously on your favorite bread, add some crispy bacon or slices of tomato, and grill it to perfection. 

  1. Incorporate it to your pasta.

Elevate your pasta dishes by incorporating Cotswold cheese. Its creamy texture and savory flavors are the perfect addition to a classic carbonara or a comforting mac and cheese.

  1. Eat as a snack!

Cotswold cheese is so versatile that it can also be enjoyed on its own as a snack. Simply slice it up, and you're ready to indulge in its mouthwatering flavors.

Looking to satisfy your cheese cravings?

Whether you're hosting a small gathering, planning a romantic picnic, or simply treating yourself to a cheese-filled indulgence, Sara's Boxes & Boards has got you covered with our delicious and beautifully curated selection of charcuterie boxes and boards! Contact us today to order!

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