Hooks Cheddar: Houston Dairymaids Selection of the Week 4 0z & 8 0z
Tony Hook began apprenticing at a small cheese factory in Barneveld and got his cheesemakers license in 1972. Tony and Julie formed Hook’s Cheese Company and began producing cheese in 1976. At that time we only produced Cheddar and some Swiss. In 1980 we expanded into making Colby, Monterey Jack, some flavored Jacks, and Marble Jack.
At Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc. we age our cheese in curing caves at just the right temperature and humidity for a slow curing process that allows our cheeses to age to perfection. Every few months each batch is taste tested to insure that only the cheeses of the highest quality are saved to age. This is evident in our aged cheddars, such as the Two Year, Three Year, Four Year, Five Year, Six Year, Seven Year, and especially in our highly acclaimed Ten Year Sharp Cheddar, which won an ACS first place in 2006! The only Ten Year Cheddar to win this award!