Why Wisconsin fontina is oh-so fine
In Wisconsin, our cheesemakers have been fussing with fontina since immigrants from northern Italy arrived in our dairy lands in the late 19th century. Through trial and error, they've created new takes on this Italian-style classic that makes Wisconsin fontina a real cheese fan favorite.
Of course, that kind of experimentation is nothing new to Wisconsin. For 175 years, we've been making cheese rooted in tradition but improved by innovation. As a result, we produce more flavors and varieties of cheese today than anywhere else in the world. And the world has taken notice – we've got 5,552 cheese awards in our XXXXXL trophy case to prove it. That's actually more awards than any other state or country – including Italy (sorry to break it to you like that, amici.)
So next time you're fixing to cook with fontina, do yourself a favor and make it Wisconsin fontina. Trust us, yourself will thank you.
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