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Blossom, a Gloucester cow, provided the first anti-smallpox serum for the scientist Edward Jenner—hence vaccination, from the Latin word vacca for cow. Jenner had observed that milkmaids who contracted cowpox didn’t suffer from smallpox
In the film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rabbit, Wallace was revived by a sniff of Stinking Bishop cheese. This and Single Gloucester are made exclusively from Gloucester milk; Double Gloucester can be made from any cow’s milk
The rind of Stinking Bishop is washed in perry from Stinking Bishop pears, which are named after a drunken 19th-century farmer, Frederick Bishop. Legend has it that he became so inebriated with the profits of selling a cow at market that, when he got home, he shot at his kettle because it was slow to boil