Hook’s 12-Year Aged Cheddar cheese
Colored with annatto seeds, Hook’s 12-Year Cheddar appears to be a standard orange brick cheddar. Once you taste it, its individuality shines through.
The 12-Year Aged Cheddar is rich and complexly flavored, and has pockets of crystallized proteins that make an amazing addition to the flavor and texture of the cheese. It is still sharp, but its sharpness is tempered by its smooth savoriness.
Hook’s Cheese is located in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Presently, it produces fine artisan cheeses, including Cheddar, Blue and mixed-milk cheeses.
Hook’s Cheese Company was formed in 1976 by Tony and Julie Hook. By 1980, they had expanded from Swiss and Cheddar cheeses to other and flavored varieties of cheese. In 1982, their Colby cheese won the World Cheese Championship. They expanded and moved into the city of Mineral Point in 1987. For more than 30 years, Hook’s has made wonderful and traditional Wisconsin cheeses. In 1997, they began making Blue cheese, and now have a wide variety of Blues including goat milk and sheep milk Blue cheeses. They have won awards for many of these creations.