Pinconning Cheese is an aged semi-hard whole cow's milk cheese named after Pinconning, Michigan, where it was first produced. Actually, Pinconning was chosen as the ‘Cheese Capital of the World’ after the Pinconning brand of cheese.
This cheese was first developed by Dan Horn sometime after 1915 as an aged version of Colby Cheese. By the 1940s it was being produced by the Williams Cheese Company. Today the cheese is also made by Pinconning Cheese, a Michigan based company. It is available in mild, medium mild, medium sharp, sharp, extra sharp, super sharp and super super sharp. Its hardness and sharpness increase with aging. Pinconning's flavor and texture is rich, creamy and open. It is unusual and different from Wisconsin Colby. It is often used as replacement for Cheddar and Colby cheeses in dishes such as macaroni’s and soufflés.
Other American cheeses:
Amish Frolic, Beemster Very Old, Bleu Mont Dairy Bandaged Cheddar, Cabot Clothbound, Crowley, Dry Jack, Dunbarton Blue, Duroblando, Estero Gold Reserve, Grafton Village Cheddar, Havilah, Idaho Goatster, Plymouth Cheese, Shelburne Cheddar, Sonoma Jack, Swiss, Tillamook Cheddar, Tillamook Smoked Black Pepper White Cheddar , Woodside Alpine
Alpha Tolman, Bear Hill, Beecher’s Flagship, Beemster Old, Brick, Broncha, Colby, Kennebec Highlands Caerphilly, Landaff, Longhorn, Maytag Blue, Monterey Jack, Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Sonoma Jack, String, Txiki
Ameribella, American Cheese, Appalachian, Baby Swiss, Beemster 2% Milk, Bergere Bleue, Bermuda Triangle, Colby-Jack, Cougar Gold, Crema de Blue, Crowley, Fresh Jack, Fuzzy Wheel, Humboldt Fog, Mun-chee, Onion & Chives Cheddar, Pepper Jack
Acapella, Aged Chelsea, Bay Blue, Bonne Bouche, Brie au poivre (Brie with pepper), Capriole Banon, Cold Pack, Cottage Cheese, Cup Cheese, Hooligan, Hoop Cheese, Hubbardston Blue Cow, Muenster, Nettle Meadow Kunik, Peekskill Pyramid, Provel, Texas Goat Cheese, Winnimere
fresh firm cheeses:
Breakfast Cheese, Galbani
fresh soft cheeses:
Cream Cheese, Galbani, Quark, Westfield Farm Smoked Capri