Question: How Is Marbled Colby Jack Cheese Made?

December 30, 2009


Barnaby Dorfman's picture

Marbled colby jack cheese is a combination of two similar but slightly different types of cheese. Monterey Jack cheese is a semi-hard white cheese developed in California. Colby cheese is also semi-hard, but typically dyed a yellow or golden color and is named for the town of Colby, Wisconsin, where it was developed. To make the marbled colby jack, curds from each type of cheese are mixed before they are pressed and aged. Each type of curd retains some of it's original shape, resulting in the contrasting colors and marbled effect.