is an aged yellow colby-style, semi-soft whole cow's
named for Pinconning, Michigan
, where it was first produced. It was developed by Dan Horn in 1915 as an aged version of Colby
. Pinconning is designated "The Cheese Capital of Michigan" because it is the home of the famous Pinconning brand of cheese. Currently, Pinconning Cheese is produced at several plants around Michigan and the United States.
Pinconning's flavor and texture are unusual, rich and creamy with an open texture. It is typically eaten instead of cheddar and Colby, and serves well in macaroni and cheese or in soufflés. Other products made from Pinconning Cheese are cheese spreads in many flavors.