Raving over romano from Wisconsin
When you want a real romano, look to Wisconsin. We've been making Italian-style cheeses for over 175 years, ever since our Italian immigrant ancestors showed up in the dairy lands of Wisconsin with little more than their favorite recipes from the homeland. Today, our 1,200 cheesemakers make one-quarter of all the cheese produced in the U.S., and nearly one-half of all artisan cheese, including a romano to rave about.
Cheese is a big part of life here in Wisconsin – 90% of all the milk produced on our prolific dairy farms goes to making cheese. We're the only state that requires a license to make cheese, and the only place in the world outside Switzerland that has a Master Cheesemaker program.
Which is all to say that, having won more awards for our cheese than any other state or country (yes that includes Italy – sorry, Italy), we take our cheese responsibilities seriously. That's why, when you're grating a Wisconsin romano into your pasta, you know you're giving those noodles the best dang cheese this world has to offer.
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