Why eat Wisconsin edam?
Edam may have got its start in the Netherlands, but it sure found a home in Wisconsin. Maybe that's because the world's most popular cheese wants to rub shoulders with the world's most accomplished cheesemakers.
See, our 1,200 licensed cheesemakers (yes, we require a license – why the rest of the country doesn't is beyond us) have brought home more than 5,552 awards for their cheese. That's more than any other state or country in the world, including the Netherlands. (Hope there's no hard feelings about that, people of Holland.) And our state produces more flavors, styles, and varieties of cheese than anywhere else in the world, so it only makes sense that edam would feel quite comfortable in Wisconsin.
Simply put, Wisconsin is the state of cheese. That's why you want to make sure your next round of edam is from Wisconsin.
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