Cheese rolling race saved by Dutch Gouda

The 3kg Gouda is tested ahead of this years cheese rolling event in Gloucester. Credit: SWNS

The annual cheese rolling race held in Gloucester is a centuries old tradition, but health and safety concerns saw competitors forced to use plastic cheese last year.

However, thanks to a 3kg Gouda from Holland, real cheese is being used again as those taking part try to catch it as it rolls down the infamous Cooper's Hill.

The cheese rolling event has been plagued by health and safety concerns in recent years. Credit: SWNS

Usually competitors race after Double Leicester but this is the first time a foreign cheese will be used.

The next race will take place on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Dutch cheese which will be used in this years race. Credit: SWNS