Our Cheese Varieties

Colby

Traditional, creamery, semi-soft cheese made from cow's milk. The sizes vary, but they are generally block-shaped and free of rind. It was named after the town in Wisconsin, USA where it was first made. It is a washed-curd cheese, which means that the curds are thoroughly rinsed in fresh water to remove all excess whey and any stray lactose. This prevents the acidity in the curd from rising, so the cheese remains soft and springy, with a sweet and mild flavor. Colby has a higher moisture content than Cheddar and feels more elastic. It is also sweet, rather than savory. This cheese ripens in four months. It is made with a special procedure: when whey is drained off, the curd cold water is poured on until the temperature dips to 80 degrees F. Colby must be consumed shortly after purchase or it will dry out and lose its flavor.