Wow!! Now this is cheese!!
The Lady brought this home for The Man and The Cat (me) to sample and all three of us loved it. What I don’t understand is why The Lady and The Man get bigger portions to sample than I but humankinds seem to feel superior; maybe it’s their size…if I weighed twenty pounds… things would be a wee bit different around the manse…
I reviewed Double Gloucester in an earlier posting and Cotswold is a Double Gloucester from England to which onions and chives have been added. This sure does kick this cheese up a notch (with thanks to Emeril for coming up with that term).
I can’t say enough good things about this firm cheese that is mild and similar to cheddar. It is creamy and rich like butter. It is aged 6 to 9 months. The piece we sampled was a golden yellow and cut as a wedge and came from Clawson’s Creamery. (I saw The Lady put some of it back in the fridge, which means… “More cheese for later…”)
I give Cotswold 4 Paws out of 4 Paws (cause that’s all I’ve got).
Serving Suggestions: I overheard The Lady mention it would go well with spaghetti and leeks and chard with olive oil. Personally I think it would go better with Catnip than chard; but that’s just the way I lean… It can also be served with grapes and a nice Artisan bread. The Lady melted some on Whole Wheat Artisan Bread and The Man really liked it.
Wine and Beer Pairings:
Wine Pairings: Zinfandel Shiraz, Chardonnay
Beer Pairings: This cheese is known as a “Pub Cheese” which means it pairs well with ales and beer including an English Bitters.
Source: Cow’s Milk