Did You Know? Wisconsin Doesn’t Have A State Cheese…Yet
This is the HOT topic in America's Dairyland right now.
Wisconsin is obviously known for their cheese. There are worse things to be known for. Milk is the official state beverage and cheese is the official dairy product for the state but a "cheese to rule them all" or an official cheese has never been named.
Why not? Well, it couldn't be because they have better things to do than name an official cheese. It boils down to the fact that there are just too many types and just like a mother that loves all her children equally, some lawmakers don't feel right singling just one variety out as the best.
That's right. Lawmakers. There's a bill to make Colby cheese the official cheese of Wisconsin being brought forward by the representative of... Colby, Wisconsin.
It's not the first time the bill has been presented to the state. It also appears that this time will go about as well as it has in the past for the supporters of the bill. Republican Rick Gundrum sums it up here.
NBC5 - There is a wide variety of stores and shops in my district that have a wide variety of cheese that they sell. Cheese is very popular in the state of Wisconsin, as is sausage. I can’t get behind it.
The town of Colby claims that the colby cheese that was created in their town back in 1885 was the first cheese made in the state and laid the groundwork for the rest of the state to get into the dairy craze.
While that might be true, I find it hard to believe that cheese didn't co-evolve in more than one Wisconsin city at the same time. It's also a fools errand to convince someone from a town that's famous for making mozzarella to make another cheese the official state cheese.
It looks like the residents of Colby will have to wait another year to flood the internet with content about Wisconsin not having a state cheese.
See you guys next year!
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