Old fashioned Hoop Cheese was a real treat in my younger years. It’s getting more difficult to find, even in the South. You can substitute a block of cheddar cheese if you can’t find some real Hoop Cheese.
1 lb. Hoop Cheese
White loaf bread as needed for toast.
Remove and discard the red wax rind from the pound of hoop cheese.
Slice the larger end of the cheese into slices about 1/4th an inch thick.
Cut the slices into smaller squares.
Place 3 to 4 slices of cheese on each slice of bread.
Toast in a 350F degree oven until the cheese has slightly melted.
Melted Cheese or Toasted Cheese
Cut the hoop cheese into small cubes.
Place the cubes in a cold cast iron skillet.
Place skillet over Medium-Low heat on stove top.
Stir often until cheese has fully melted.
Serve warm as is, or place melted cheese in biscuits.
You can come close to our memories of Hoop Cheese toast by using a block of cheddar cheese if you can’t find hoop cheese in your area.
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