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Cheddar, Hook's 5-year

For over thirty years, Tony and Julie Hook have been making cheese in Wisconsin. Starting out as a fairly small operation, the Hooks made primarily Cheddar and Swiss cheeses. Some years later they expanded to Colby, Monterey Jack, and flavored Jacks and eventually they grew to such an extent that they needed to find a larger working space. Many more artisan cheeses and awards later, the Hooks now make cheese from their Mineral Point location in southwestern Wisconsin.

Hook's 5-Year cheddar is made in 5-pound blocks, develops rich, complex flavors over time. In some years, delicate proteins form crunchy pockets of caramelized intensity.

Farm / Company: Hook's Cheese Company

Cheesemaker: Tony Hook

Proprietor: Tony & Julie Hook

Affineur:

City, State: Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Region: Midwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: None

Texture: Firm

Aging: 5 years

Size(s): 5 pound block