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Hook's Blue

Producer
Hook's Cheese
Country
United States
Region
Wisconsin
Size
8 ins diameter, 6 ins high
Weight
5-6lb
Website
www.hookscheese.com
Milk
Cow
Classification
Firm
Blue
Rennet
Microbial
Rind
Natural

Located in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, Hook's Cheese produces several varieties of cheese, ranging from classic Wisconsin cheddars to several types of blue cheese.

Owners Tony and Julie Hook started Hook's Cheese Company in 1976 and inititally made cheddar and swiss. Since 1980, they have continued to expand their range and have won numerous awards for their cheeses. Hook's is perhaps best known for its extra aged cheddars and blues. Currently the company is aging an impressive 600,000lbs. of cheese.

Milk for production comes from several small, local dairy farms near Mineral Point. The cows are all raised sustainably and without rBGH.

Aged for a minimum of one year, Hook's Blue has a close, dense and butter-like texture. Flavors are big and assertive, yet balanced with peppery notes and a lingering finish.

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