“Cheesy” Tradition Keeps Rolling Along…Just!

A curious Gloucestershire tradition has been helped to survive the pandemic restrictions.

Cheese rolling at Cooper’s Hill was cancelled for the second time this year.

But the story of one man’s determination to keep the tradition ticking over reached the Corinium Radio newsdesk this week.

According to ITV News, Master of the Cheese Jem Wakeman took a Double Gloucester to the top of the hill as the sun rose on May 31st and carried out a ceremonial rolling.

ITV reported that this roll was dedicated to local farmer David Hardwick, who died after a farming accident last year.

The picture we’ve used with this story shows the view looking down Cooper’s Hill.

In normal times participants race down the 200-yard-long hill chasing after a round of Double Gloucester cheese.

Now people from all over the world take part.

Usually, thousands of people turn up to watch and those taking part run the real risk of injury!