Colby is similar to Cheddar, but does not undergo the cheddaring process. Considered a semi-hard cheese, Colby is softer, moister, and milder than cheddar because it is produced through a washed-curd process. During this process, the whey is replaced with water during the cooking time, reducing the curd’s acidity and resulting in Colby’s characteristically mild flavor. Shelf life in refrigerator is 20 to 45 days .It melts nicely and can also be used as table cheese . Colby or Colby jack by FCM can be used in a number of recipes. burgers , sandwiches to pasta and lasagna. It can also be paired with grapes, figs , melon , peaches and strawberries and dried fruits .
Hard from the surface with soft and creamy core gives a wonderful salty mouth feel . It has a mushroomy , meaty flavour , little pungent with an after taste of almonds