Why Wisconsin cheese curds stand alone
When it comes to cheese curds, Wisconsin rules. They have been a staple of Wisconsin culture since we started making cheese. Others think it's because Wisconsinites eat so many of them. For us, it's just one more example of how Wisconsin produces more flavors and varieties of cheese than anywhere else on earth, constantly pushing the boundaries of what cheese can and should be.
We've been making cheese in Wisconsin since before Wisconsin was a state. Steeped in tradition and spurred by innovation, our cheesemaking heritage goes back more than 175 years. Today, we make an overwhelming amount of cheese – and not just Wisconsin cheese curds. Nearly half of the nation's specialty artisan cheese comes from Wisconsin We're also proud to be home of the only Master Cheesemaker program in the world outside of Switzerland.
While it's not really our nature to grab the spotlight, where pretty darn proud of the 5,552 awards our cheesemakers have earned – more than any other state or country in the world.
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