Colby Traditonal Longhorn Cheese

Colby Traditonal Longhorn Cheese

8 Customer Reviews
Item Number: #1241
Weight: 1.00lbs

A Wisconsin original cheese! The first Colby was made in 1874 in Colby, Wisconsin. The cheese was named after the village. This premium Wisconsin Colby cheese from Henning's is wrapped in cheese cloth (similiar to gauze bandage) and air cured, allowing the cheese to age more rapidly. Longhorn is a style of American Colby cheese defined by its round, long, orange cylindrical shape. Similar in flavor to Cheddar, Colby is softer and has a more open texture and high-moisture content. Colby is made the same way as Cheddar except the curds are kept separate with cold water, which prevents them from knitting together. This gives Colby a more elastic texture than Cheddar. The distinctly mild flavor makes it ideal for grilled Cheese sandwiches.

Cheese Profile


  • young
  • medium
  • aged
  • old


  • soft
  • medium
  • hard
  • brittle


  • mild
  • medium
  • strong
  • pungent

Pairing Recommendations

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Zinfandel
  • Brown Ale
  • Farmhouse Ale
  • Pilsner

Product Reviews (2)

A bit too salty
By Renee Clark

We love Colby Longhorn but this cheese seemed so salty that we couldn't really taste the Longhorn flavor.

By Rebecca Ingram

colby is a great cheese that i was raised eating as it was one of my grandfather's favorites and it is still one of mine. a wonderful eating cheese for just snacking

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