This is a great double cream blue cheese made by Tony and Julie Hook out of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. It is a smooth and mild blue, and the flavor has great holding power because of it's longer aging process. The fact that it's a double cream (which means cream is added to the milk while it is being made) gives it an extra creaminess that most blues do not have.
Tony and Julie are high school sweethearts who started Hook's Cheese Company in 1976. Julie won overall first prize at the World Cheese Championship in 1982 and is, currently, the only woman to win the illustrious prize. They still buy their milk from the same farmers they started buying from 30 years ago, and make a trip once a week to have a look at the production on their farms.
You can find Hook’s Blue Paradise at the Cheese Shop at both locations!
The Cheese Shop