colby

Related To:

Pronunciation: [KOHL-bee]

Invented in 1885 by Joseph Steinwand in his father's cheese factory near Colby, Wisconsin, this cheese may be made with raw or pasteurized cow's milk. It's similar to cheddar but has a milder flavor and a softer, springier texture. These characteristics can be attributed to the fact that Colby is produced with a washed-curd technique whereby the drained curds are stirred with water, a process that removes all traces of lactose that natural bacteria might convert to acid. Longhorn is a Colby-style cheese that's sold in thick half-moon shapes. A popular hybrid is a mixture of Colby and Jack cheese, often called Colby Jack or CoJack. It's a blend of yellow-orange and ivory cheeses, the combination of which produces a marbled effect. See also cheese.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

More Colby Recipes & Ideas

Coco Bread Sandwich

Chipotle Chicken Rice Burritos

Pub Cheese Dip

Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Macaroni -Shrimp

Baked Mac and Cheese with Hidden Cauliflower

Fried Colby Cheese Rolled in Coconut

QATest2

Vegetable Souffle

Easy Cheesy Chili Chicken

Taco Beef Nuggets with Tejano Dipping Sauce

Fennel, Apple and Celery Root Gratin

Enchilada Pie

BBQ Pork Panini Sandwich

Rattlesnake Fajita Pitas

Southwestern Taco Pot Pie

Breakfast Pizza

Chicken, Chili, and Cheese Quesadillas

Tequila Chicken

Turkey Fajita Wraps

Next Up

Better Together: Power Food Combinations

Some food pairs actually work together to help your body get the most nutrition bang for its buck. Here are 5 of the most powerful food combos.

Farro with Cheese and Herbs — Meatless Monday

I'd like to introduce you to your new favorite grain, farro.

Casseroles 5 Ways

A one-stop meal, casseroles make an easy weeknight dinner (and next day lunch). But many recipes call for cups (yes, cups!) of mayo, cans of creamy soup or lots of heavy cream—you may as well have “911” on redial for the after dinner coronary. Here are our top 5 lighter casseroles that’ll keep your waist slim and your heart in tip top shape.

Cheese Melting 101

Geoffrey Zakarian shares his top picks for gooey soups, sandwiches and more.

5 Calcium-Packed Delicious Dishes

Are you getting enough calcium? Turn to diet first to get your recommended daily dose of (or as much calcium as possible) before popping a calcium supplement. Here are 5 recipes to help you do so.

Meet the Macaroni and Cheese Made with 10 (Yes, Really) Cheeses

Believe it or not, Sunny's decadent recipe is both simple to make and easy on the wallet.

Can You Freeze Cheese?

There are a few caveats when it comes to stashing cheese in the freezer.

It's National Cheese Lover's Day! You Can Eat Cheese as Part of a Healthy Diet

It’s true: You can have your cheese and eat it, too, especially on this national food holiday.

Why We Love Cheese

Happy National Cheese Lover's Day! Find out why we love cheese, and how it can be a part of a healthy diet.

Related Pages