Colby CheeseColby Cheese
Block (Cut off the block)
Similar to Cheddar, but does not undergo the chattering process. Considered a semi-hard cheese, Colby is softer, moister, and milder than cheddar because it is produced through a washed-curd process. The washed-curd process means that during the cooking time, the whey is replaced by water; this reduces the curd’s acidity, resulting in Colby’s characteristically mild flavor. As with most other cheeses, it takes a little more than a U.S. gallon of milk to produce one pound of cheese. Colby is not aged and dries out quickly.