Ranking high on the list of most-reached for comfort foods in Georgia is Stripling’s Old Fashioned Hoop Cheese. It’s already become an obsession for many of our customers, and they see it as a pantry necessity. When their stash of hoop cheese starts to dwindle, they get nervous and start thinking about calling us to place another rush order.
The ‘hoop’ refers to the shaping molds used in the cheese making process. It comes in either wedges or large twenty-pound wheels, and is covered in a red or black rind. Red rind is a mild cheese, whereas black rind is sharp. The pronounced, slightly salty taste of hoop cheese makes it ideal for flavoring or finishing cooked dishes or just simply snacking.