Hoop Cheese (also known as Bakers cheese or Red Ring cheese) is a simple, traditional cheese made from pasteurised cow's milk. It is made by separating the whey and placing it in a round mould called a hoop. Some people call it Red Ring cheese because of the red wax coating. Though sometimes compared to farmer's cheese, it is different because no cream or salt is added to the cheese. Since the cheese is not aged, the texture remains soft. It doesn't last for a longer period.
Hoop cheese is mild and slightly salty with a rubbery texture. The colour of the pate is yellow with a subtle nutty flavour. It is an excellent cooking ingredient used to give a creamy texture to the dish without changing the flavour or making it stickier. Use it to make grilled sandwiches, macaroni and cheese or have it with crackers or fruits.