Although you don't see it very often, Hoop Cheese used to be something you could buy in any Southern grocery or general store. It's a cheese that was often sold in the same town it was made in, never traveling too far from its birthplace. This is because it's not aged very long, so it doesn't last forever like a wedge of hard grating cheese. The Ďhoop' refers to the shaping molds used in the cheese making process. In the American Southeast, hoop cheese is considered a hard cheese, although it has a texture similar to a mild cheddar. The mild, slightly salty taste of hoop cheese makes it ideal for flavoring or finishing cooked dishes or just simply snacking.
Stripling's has been a mainstay of Georgia families for the past 45 years. The business began with Hardin's Uncle making and selling pork sausage out of his grandfather's mercantile store. As word spread about his handmade sausages, a proper butcher shop was opened in 1965. Since then, new generations have fallen in love with Stripling's traditional, honest products. Although today they primarily focus on their award winning line of sausage and jerky, they still offer an authentic Hoop cheese, made for them in Wisconsin according to a traditional recipe.
- Made from pasteurized cow's milk.
- Photo depicts whole 22 lb. form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by hand.
- Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.