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 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 and develops rich, complex flavors over time. In some years, delicate proteins form crunchy pockets of caramelized intensity.
Also available in a 10-year age profile.
Farm / Company: Hook's Cheese Company
Cheesemaker: Tony Hook
Proprietor: Tony & Julie Hook
City, State: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Milk Type: Cow
Milk Treatment: Pasteurized
Aging: 5 years
Size(s): 5 pound block