Colby is an American cheese that comes from Colby, WI. Colby is considered a semi-hard cheese and is like that of Cheddar. It is softer, moister, and milder because it is produced through a washed curd process. The whey is replaced with water during the cooking time, reducing the curds' acidity and resulting in Colby’s characteristically milky flavor. It has a sweet & mild flavor like cheddar but less tangy. You can eat Colby cheese both cold and melted. Its mild flavor and creamy texture make it a great cheese to add to sandwiches, burgers, casseroles, and other foods that call for melted cheese. It is also excellent cubed and pairs well with fruits like apples and pears. Because of its mild flavor, it is often paired with Monterey Jack and sold as Colby Jack cheese. We have shredded it with our Monterey Jack cheese and sell it under the shredded cheese category. It is a great topper on everything. It is a great, fresh-eating cheese and a favorite with kids.