Colby Whole Loaf 5 lb Heritage: Cheesemakers first produced Colby, a close relative of Cheddar, in the central Wisconsin town of Colby in 1885. Similar in flavor to Cheddar, Colby is softer and has a more open texture and higher moisture content. Cheesemakers spray the curds with cold water and stir them while they are still in the vat to prevent the curds from knitting together. This procedure gives Colby a more elastic texture than Cheddar. Description: First produced in Colby, Wisconsin in 1885. Mild flavor similar to mild Cheddar. Firm, open texture with tiny holes. Slice for sandwiches; shred into casseroles; cube for snacks.
Hands down the absolutely the best cheese I have ever had!
Posted by Jim Bodden on 20th Jul 2013
I have been enjoying Widmer's cheese ever since I was a few years old. At the age of 47 and now living in Texas it is definitely not the only cheese I have ever had LOL, but, it's is by far the BEST!!!
Posted by DennisWhitehead on 28th Jan 2012
Widmers is one of the few to make Colbythe right (traditional) way. Way better than most Colby sold. Great flavor!!!
Cheese is a nutritious milk product that has been one of man's most important foods for thousands of years. The United States and France rank as the leading cheese-producing countries. Wisconsin is the leading cheese making state. Wisconsin Cheese comes in about 350 varieties and in many different sizes and shapes. There are literally several thousands of varieties world wide.
History of Cheese Making
Widmer's Wisconsin Cheese Legacy...
In Wisconsin, the cheese making
legacy runs deep and examples of
third-and fourth generation
Wisconsin cheese makers carrying
on the family tradition are common.
Joe Widmer, is one such third-generation example. Widmer's Cheese Legacy
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