Why butterkäse is best in Wisconsin
Wisconsin has some serious German cred. It's not just the hundreds of German-speaking communities or sounds of polka bands seeping from every little supper club. It's also the fact that Wisconsin makes sehr gut German-style cheese.
That's because we've been making cheese for 175 years – since all those German immigrants arrived on these shores with little but their suitcases and their recipes for the cheeses of their homeland. In the decades since, our state has become a veritable cheese Valhalla, where 90% of all the milk this dairy land produces goes to making cheese. And not just any cheese mind you, but the tastiest, most award-winning, highest-quality cheese in the universe. And if you think that's an exaggeration, well, we invite you to come help us dust the 5,552 cheese awards that we keep on the mantle – more than any state or country in the world.
In Wisconsin, we like to have fun, but we are serious about cheese. Which means if you ever find yourself in in a room full of Wisconsinites and butterkäse, you'll need some fancy footwork to keep your head above the fray. That's what happens when whole state dreams in cheese.
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