Because it is such a mild cheese, colby is seldom used in cooking. It is used as a table cheese, for grating and grilling, and in snacks and salads. Like cheddar, it complements pears, apples, and apple cider nicely. It also goes well with barbecued dishes, chili, burgers, fajitas, and frittatas. When making sandwiches, enjoy Colby on rye bread.