Hook's • Mineral Point, WI
Founded in 1976 by Tony and Julie Hook; Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Started by producing only cheddar and some swiss. In 1980 the Hook's expanded into making Colby and Monterey Jack. In 1982 the Hook's won their first "Best of class award" at the World Cheese Championship, that Colby was then judged against all of the other classes and it was judged the finest cheese in the world. Julie Hook was and still is the only woman to win the world Championship.