Charles Martell Double Gloucester
Charles Martell Double Gloucester
Charles Martell Double Gloucester
Charles Martell Double Gloucester
Charles Martell Double Gloucester
Charles Martell Double Gloucester

Charles Martell Double Gloucester


Charles Martell’s own herd of cows produces the creamy, rich milk from which this fabulous cheese is made. The ‘double’ refers to the traditional way of making the cheese, which is based on using both morning and evening milk. Double Gloucester has a hard close smooth texture, and a flavour in between Cheshire and aged Cheddar. The flavour is pronounced but mellow. Anatto is added to give the cheese its characteristic orange colour.

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More about Charles Martell Double Gloucester ...

Product Origin; Gloucestershire

Packaging; Wax Paper

Care Details; Keep chilled

Dimensions Guide; Whole Cheese; Awaiting update, Cut Cheese;  

Best Before; Whole Cheese; 3 weeks, Cut Cheese;  enjoy within 4 days

What to Drink with Double Gloucester;  Perry, Pinot Noir

There are records of Gloucester cheese being made as long ago as 1594. Originally made in many parts of the shire it became concentrated in the Vale of Berkeley on the east side of the river Severn.

Two kinds of cheese were made: Single and Double Gloucester, both shaped like a wheel or a millstone. In taste, Single Gloucester is light and creamy with a subtle flavour, wheras Double Gloucester is rich and tangy with a firm, dense, smooth texture. In the eighteenth century, cheese merchants persuaded the makers to add a red dye, such as carrot or beetroot juice, to make Double Gloucester look more distinctive. Annatto is used today, giving the cheese an orange-red colour.

Both cheeses were made from the rich milk of handsome Gloucester cattle. In the 1970s, to save Gloucester cattle from extinction (there were only 45 animals left in 1974), Charles Martell started making this cheese in the traditional way at his farm near Dymock. Now the number of Gloucester cattle has risen to seven hundred and both Single and Double Gloucesters are made by a handful of craft makers, including Martell.

From 1997 - again thanks to Martell - Single Gloucester has had Protected Designation of Origin status (PDO), meaning it can only legitimately be produced in Gloucesterhire, from cattle of the correct pedigree. The Cheese and Wine Shop carrys both Single and Double Gloucester.

We want you to be completely satisfied with our goods. However, despite our best efforts, things do go wrong, parcels do go astray, or perhaps its not the right colour. Regardless, we want to make sure we put them right as quickly as possible. So to return goods, we need to give you a Return Merchandise Authorisation (RMA); please dont send anything back without contacting us, and obtaining an RMA.

To Return Goods, and get a RMA

If you want to return goods to us ...

  1. please log in to your account
  2. under Orders, select the Previous Orders tab.
  3. from there, select the relevant order number
  4. click on the RMA link, which is towards the right hand side
  5. Please provide as much information as possible as to why the product/s are unstaisfactory
  6. await our reply (if we havent replied within 48 hours, please call to ensure we have received your request)

Refunds ... The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington offers a full refund on all goods that you may be dissatisfied with (this includes Sale items). Customers who send back unwanted goods that are not damaged will receive the value of the item purchased less the delivery costs.
Unsuitable or defective items may be returned for refund or exchange providing they are received within 7 working days of the original delivery date in brand new, unused condition, in the original undamaged packaging (with labels intact, including hygiene strips)

Please ensure that your return is accompanied by a note stating your name, address, email address, contact telephone number, order number, RMA and the reason for the return and what refund/exchange you require. (As agreed in the RMA)
We will consider the overall condition of the product being returned when making a refund. As soon as we receive your goods we will process your request for a replacement item or refund. We will notify you via email as soon as your request has been processed.
You will need to pay the cost of returning goods to us, unless the goods are defective in which case you will receive a full refund including your postage and packaging costs. Proof of return and postage will be required should an item be lost in transit. Neither refunds nor replacements can be made until such proof is provided. We strongly suggest you get a Certificate of Posting from the Post Office when you send an item back.

All refunds are applied to the credit/debit card used to make the original purchase unless otherwise notified. Refunds will be furnished within 30 days of the agreement to refund.
If you have requested a refund, or replacements of a lower value than the returned goods, a refund will be credited back to the card used to pay for the original order. We will let you know as soon as the refund has been processed.

If you have requested replacements of a higher value, you will need to contact us to make the additional payment.
Sending Goods back..

Once you have a return number from us, and you need to return the goods ... please enclose your order number and ensure all items are well packaged to prevent damage. We recommend using a tracked service to ensure they reach us.

Please send them to;

The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington
Returns Department
11 South Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8NR
Once the goods are received, we will issue the appropriate replacement or refund as detailed above; please allow upto 21 working days for this process.

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