Colby Loaf 1 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.
Gary M Shelton –
We have been buying this Colby for years because it is the best that we have tasted. The home delivery is outstanding!
Robert Timmons –
Widmer’s Cheese is simply the best, that’s why after over 20 years we are still ordering.
john krienke –
fussy friends loved your Colby
Gary S –
The quality and taste are so good we have it shipped to Michigan
Richard Ringelstetter –
Having made cheese the old fashioned way myself I really appreciate the craft that goes into this cheese.
You can’t find good old fashioned Colby any where else with beautiful opening from the curd structure that provides the mouth feel of a real Colby.
Well done, Widmer’s.
I have always enjoyed this wonderful cheese when I come to Wisconsin visiting family over the past 50 years. I am now ordering and having it shipped to myself and family members.
J. D. Krienke –
I LIVE NOT FAR FROM COLBY, WISCONSIN.
I LOVE REAL original COLBY cheese. I GET MINE AT WIDMERS, FRESH,
MADE THE GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORIGINAL WAY. IT’S THE BEST. AND SHIPPED RIGHT TO MY DOOR IN A DAY – FRESH AND IN EXCELENT SHAPE!
Jane and Marcus –
My husband is from Wisconsin and we purchased this cheese while visiting family there. It is so good that we continue to order it now, even though we have to ship it. We are very happy with this product- better than we can get at the grocery store.
Great cheese; my husband’s favorite of all!
I’ve been purchasing cheese and sausage since I was a little girl visiting my grandmother in Lomira and its’ the best I’ve ever had. Thank goodness they have online shopping
Pat A Johnson –
I received the cheese quickly and am very satisfied with your product. It really has a great taste and will be buying your product often.
Bought this for my mom–who grew-up on a diary farm near West Bend in the 1940s. She remembers colby coming in wax-coated cylinders with lots of irregular/tiny holes inside of it. She said most colby today tastes just like cheddar, but says it used to be distinct from cheddar.
I found some web-blog about cheese and learned that that ‘old-style’ colby my mom remembers isn’t made anymore–here’s the web-site link:
Anyway–my mom–who’s in here 70s now–liked this colby a lot. She said it is very similar to the colby she remembers growing-up.
If anyone knows where to find the wax-coated cylinders and with lots of tiny irregular holes inside–please let me know: [email protected]