Promontory gets its name from the Promontory Summit, the place where the first Transcontinental Railroad in the US was officially completed in 1869.
The Promontory is an Irish-style cheddar cheese made with pasteurized Jersey milk. It is produced by Beehive Cheese Company in Utah, United States. This creamy, full-bodied textured cheese has citrucy, fruity notes. It pairs well with full-bodied red wines, ales and IPAs. Promontory can be eaten with honey, preserves, gourmet mac-and-cheese.
The cheese has won several awards including gold medal at the 2013 World Cheese Awards, Grand Champion at the 2013 Idaho Milk Processor's Association competition, 1st Place at the 2011 American Cheese Society.
Other varieties include:
Promontory with Rosemary: flavoured with rosemary
Promontory with Habanero: flavoured with Habanero
Smoked Promontory with Habanero: flavoured with Habanero and smoked.
Other American cheeses: