Why Wisconsin is the fried cheese curd capital
Why, you ask, is Wisconsin the center of the fried cheese curd universe?
Well, we produce more cheese curds than anywhere else in the world – but that's not the reason. And Wisconsinites consider fried cheese curds to be like water – something you need every day – but that's it not either.
Wisconsin is the fried cheese curd capital because we're committed to producing more flavors and varieties of cheese than anywhere else in the world. About one quarter of America's cheese and nearly half of all specialty artisan cheese is made in Wisconsin. We're the only state where cheesemakers must have a license, and the only place on earth outside of Switzerland with a Master Cheesemaker program.
And awards? Well, we've won a few…okay, 5,552 to be exact. While we've actually more awards than any other state or country in the world, it's not really like us to get all fist-pump-y about it, so it's still something of a secret. For you, when you're shopping for cheese, all it really means is this: whether it's a fried cheese curd or a thick slice of a hand-rubbed, cellar-cured artisan cheddar blue, if it's a Wisconsin cheese, it's the best there is.
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